Upcoming Events


Children’s Recycled Art Workshop

10:00 am - 12:00 pm / Hi-Desert Nature Museum

“The Magic of Science” Summer Camps

June 21, 2023 - 9:00 am - June 30, 2023 - 1:00 pm / Hi-Desert Nature Museum

What's On Display

The term metamorphosis is used to describe a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means. This exhibition is designed to make people rethink our throw-away society by sharing the local community’s innovative and often surprising use of reused and recycled materials. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed media and upcycled creations can be seen at the museum.

The museum will host an opening receptionMarch 25, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., where an adult and youth piece will each receive a “Best in Show” award.  Attendees will enjoy refreshments and live music.  The opening reception is free and open to the public.   

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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