Reduce Reuse Recycle Exhibit
on display through May 19, 2018
Exhibit opens
May 24, 2018
If your parents never let you break open your Etch A Sketch® to find out how it
works, or if you’ve been wondering how to stop your toddler’s push toy from making such an infernal racket, you’ll love Toys: The Inside Story.
Toys includes different hands-on stations illustrating the simple mechanisms commonly found in toys, and lets visitors create their own toy-like combinations of gears, pulleys, linkages, cams, and circuits.
May 17, 2018 - noon
Exploring the Solar System –
The Incredible Journeys of the Great Space Probes
presented by Steve Caron, Twentynine Palms Astronomy Club

An in-depth look at the exploration of the solar system by earthbound space probes and the fascinating discoveries they’ve made.
For over 50 years, unmanned spacecraft have visited and explored the neighboring planets and moons in our solar system, sending back pictures and information that has captivated and inspired a generation. This golden age of discovery is full of fascinating stories and their journeys are truly some of the modern marvels of human ingenuity.
Local History Exhibit
Since the Museum received a California Humanities Grant last December, Karyl Newman (project director) and museum staff are working on the planned exhibit "Our Giant Rock: a Community Touchstone in the Mojave".
Please assist in going forward with filling out the short local history survey .

Please take the survey here.
California Humanities supported ON ALL Day 2017 - check out this year’s auxiliary project organized by Karyl Newman .

ON ALL Day - Future Foundations
Join Karyl Newman on Sunday, May 6th, for an account of the socialist utopian experiment in the year after their exodus to New Llano, Louisiana. Click here for more information.
A Race Against Time: Documenting the Conservation Needs of Rock Art Sites in Joshua Tree National Park
presented by
Jeremy Freeman
Archaeologist Project Lead for CA State Parks Ocotillo Wells VRA

Rock art sites are affected by a variety of natural and human-induced factors that lead to their deterioration. Site monitoring helps to identify sudden changes to panels but does not explain how the changes occur. Learn about a management plan to help conserve theses resources.

Lecture begins 5:30p.m. at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum. Donation is $5.00