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Science Saturdays


The Hi-Desert Nature Museum continues their popular education program, Science Saturdays, with exciting topics in April. This series of discovery opportunities for children is designed to ignite curiosity by presenting information and performing experiments relating to biological and physical sciences. All programs will be facilitated by Museum Educator Crystal Mason. It is recommended that children be of school age for this program. Science Saturdays are held from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. and are offered free of charge with no pre-registration required.

April 13 – Pollution & Recycling

In honor of Earth Day this Science Saturday will help teach children about the effects humans have on the planet. Pollution is a major issue that causes problems for all life on Earth, but there are specific actions that can help with this growing issue. Join Museum Educator Crystal Mason as she teaches about environmental problems and solutions.

April 27 – Nose & Tongue

Most people would easily associate the nose with smelling but it actually helps with tasting too. The human nose receptors are 10,000 times more sensitive than taste buds, so a delicious cookie simply would not taste as scrumptious without the nose. Join Museum Educator Crystal Mason for Science Saturday as she teaches children how to taste with both the tongue and nose.

For more than 45 years the Hi-Desert Nature Museum has been dedicated to the process of education by exploring the natural, artistic and cultural heritage of the Morongo Basin and High Desert. The Museum seeks to inspire wonder, discovery, understanding and responsibility in its community and visitors through exhibits, programs, and collections in the arts, history, and natural sciences. The Hi-Desert Nature Museum is operated by the Town of Yucca Valley and is located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57116 Twentynine Palms Highway. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is free; donations support the educational mission of the Museum. For more information, contact the Hi-Desert Nature Museum at (760) 369-7212 or see our web site at Visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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