The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is a family-oriented facility with collections
and exhibits related to the deserts unique natural and historical
elements. The museum features educational opportunities for visitors of
all ages, including natural history dioramas displaying wildlife in the
desert, an interactive Kids Korner with plenty of hands-on
activities, a mini-zoo with live desert creatures, a gem and mineral
collection, a Native American artifacts exhibit and a fossil collection.
Six rotating exhibits related to the local natural and historical theme
are scheduled each year.
Sue Earnest, Community Services Manager
Stefanie Ritter, Museum Programs Supervisor
Cantu, Museum Registrar & Exhibits Coordinator
Community Center Complex
57090 Twentynine Palms Highway
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
The museum is closed Sunday through Wednesday and on national holidays
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Exhibition 2017
On Display March 16 - June 3
The community is invited to contribute original works of art inspired by and made from recycled or reused materials for display in the museum's annual exhibition, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" which will also be featured during the Town of Yucca Valley's Earth Day Celebration on April 22.
Paintings, scullptures, photographs, mixed media and up-cycled creations are welcome.
Children and school projects are especially encouraged!
Art submissions will be taken March 9th – 11th.
For participation guidelines, please click here.
Earth Day ~
Saturday, April 22, 2017
In honor of Earth Day, the Hi-Desert Nature Museum will celebrate the diversity of life on earth with a day of activities that will inform, educate and entertain visitors. Local experts will be on hand to provide demonstrations on composting, gardening with California native plants, growing your own food, and recycling. Local artists will offer jewelry and hand-made crafts for sale. Maker stations will introduce you to new crafts. This family-oriented event includes kids’ activities, face painting, live music, dance performances, and much more.
Arts and Crafts Vendors
Live Music and Dance
Face Painting &Kids Activities
Gardening and Composting Advice
Earth Day Fair Vendor/ Exhibtor Application click here
Deadline for all vendor applications will be March 11, 2017.
Call 760-369-7212 for more information
Chamber Music at the Museum
Saturday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 4 at 2:00 p.m. (Matinee)
Featuring the Encelia Chamber Ensemble and the Encelia Minors
Museum Benefit with Reception
Tickets available at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum for a donation of
$20 for standard seating
$25 for preferred seating.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information check www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org
Click here to purchase tickets online
All proceeds will benefit the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.
Seeds: Nature's Artful Engineerng
January 7 - March 11, 2017
This exhibit aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the beauty, diversity, ingenuity and critical importance of seeds and their dispersal mechanisms in California native plants. Against many, many odds they are
the final step in ensuring the survival of plant life.
|Enjoy your Museum
Schedule a private visit and program for you and your friends, bring your children and their friends, or your visitors from out of town. Private group visits are available for a donation; minimum of ten and a maximum of thirty people. Private tours are one hour in length. Reservations must be made by phone or e-mail at least four weeks in advance.
For further information, please call (760) 369-7212, or email email@example.com
|Natural History Educational Programs
The Museum offers a variety of natural history programs.
Field trips are available for K-6, home schoolers, scout troops, and others and can be scheduled for Tuesdays through Fridays.
Please call the Museum for an appointment at (760) 369-7212.
The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is pleased to partner with the Morongo
Basin Historical Society in hosting their series of history programs. Each month a new topic related to our colorful local history will be presented by an experienced speaker.
Second Wednesday of the Month, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
$5 donation to the MBHS at the door.
Brrown Bag Lunch Series
Enjoy a once-a-month lunch break with your neighbors and friends at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, while learning about an interesting topic related to the High Desert. This lecture series will be held one Thursday a month. Lectures start at noon;
Admission $5 (free with museum membership).
Complimentary beverages will be served.
Visit our web site at www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org for details.
Today your sponsorship will:
Help to take excellent care of collections items, all of which have been
donated by members of the community like you.
Keep the museum free of charge and accessible to everyone.
Allow you to enjoy frequently changing temporary exhibits curated by
members of the community as well as by museums nationwide.
Enhance large family events like Family Fun Day, Halloween and Earth Day.
Assure the well-being of all the mini-zoo animals.
* Cricket $15
* Gecko $20
* Tortoise $35
* King Snake $50
* Coyote $100
* Bobcat $250
* Mountain Lion $500
* Eagle $1,000
* The Rock! Over $1,500
Preserve Our Past Enrich the Present Enlighten the Future
Pick-up a sponsorship form at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum or download one at www.hidesertnaturemuseum.org
Call 760-369-7212 for more information
View the Museum's Welcome Video for more information.
Also, visit the Museum's website!