on display through September 1, 2018
Peek inside some popular toys! Explore linkages, cams, pulleys and circuits. Steady your hands and win at Operation®! Activate different electrical circuits. Discover what makes Jack jump. Crank gears and make toys spin! Find out which mechanisms make toys move, and how!
This exhibit was produced and is traveled by the Sciencenter, Ithaca NY.
      The music of “Beyond Baroque” will carry you through time, from 17 th century with Johann Sebastian Bach all the way through the 20 th century with John Rutter. The “Encelia Chamber Ensemble” will be joined by various musicians with a variety of instruments.
  Early reservations are encouraged and are available for a donation of $15 for standard seating and $20 for preferred seating.  Tickets for this delightful musical experience are available online, at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the Yucca Valley Community Center.
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
June 21, 2018 - 12 p.m.
by John Michael Rafter
Coyote Hole Canyon is located near Joshua Tree Village, California, and just north of the entrance to Joshua Tree National Park. The 3,000-foot-long canyon stretches from south to north and rock art can be found on its east and west sides on granitic boulders.  During John's studies in the canyon he encountered several surprises involving rock art, the likes of which he has not seen elsewhere.  John reports evidence of several rock art alignments with significant solar events, including unique sunlight and shadow interactions with rock art.  Recent findings revealed even more solar alignments, and one such alignment appears to be still in observance by someone or some group as recently as 2017.
Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself to our Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series once a month. Speakers will present topics of special interest for high desert residents. The lectures start at 12:00 p.m. Admission is $ 5 or free for Museum Members/Sponsors.  Beverages will be served.
The Morongo Basin Historical Society’s 2 nd Wednesday Lecture Series is held at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, 57116 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley. Lecture begins at 5:30. Donation is $5.00.