Upcoming Events

28Sep2022

Postcards from Mecca: Curator Talk

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm / Hi-Desert Nature Museum
08Oct2022

Museum Spotlight: Desert Astronomy

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm / Hi-Desert Nature Museum
16Oct2022

Chamber Music at the Museum: Shakespeare in Music & Words

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm / Hi-Desert Nature Museum
29Oct2022

Halloween Fair

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm / Yucca Valley Community Center Ball Fields

What's On Display

Our Giant Rock: A Touchstone in the Mojave

Our Giant Rock: A Touchstone is an interactive touchscreen exhibit that encourages visitors to discover and explore the nuances that make Giant Rock a unique and cherished Morongo Basin landmark. Giant Rock is most notoriously known for the ‘giant’ personalities who lived near and even under it. However, it has also served as an intermediary for certain stories and events.  The exhibit provides a series of interpretive narratives explaining these nuances while incorporating some never-before-seen images, documents, publications, and videos which help illustrate Giant Rock’s history.

This exhibit is made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Stefanie Ritter, our resident biologist, is a wealth of information on the topic of natural science, and you can email her your questions.

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