Bringing nature, culture and history to our community
History of the Christmas Tree This entertaining lecture, presented by Stefanie Ritter, will follow the history of the Christmas tree from its beginnings in 8th century Germany with St. Boniface to today's America, where over 25 million real Christmas trees are sold every year. Bring your lunch, bring your friends, or just bring yourself … [Read More...]
“Convincing the Nation,” a new exhibit at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, draws on historical artwork, archival material and artifacts to tell the story of the United States government’s efforts to capture people’s attention during World War II, as it sought public support and a cooperative home-front willing to put the needs of the … [Read More...]
The museum has produced a promotional video with Dan O'Dowd and Paul Morehead. It's 3 1/2 minutes and highlights the museum and local attractions.
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The museum is open
Thur - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
and for special events
We are located in the Yucca Valley Community Center Complex at 57116 Twentynine Palms Highway, Yucca Valley, CA 92284.
Phone: (760) 369-7212
Stefanie Ritter is our resident biologist at the museum and is a wealth of information on the topic of natural science. Please feel free to email her your questions. If you would like an animal or plant identified, please be sure to attach an image to your message.
Send your questions to email@example.com