Kids Crafts Program – April 5

Kids Craft Program

Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. – Noon  ——–   $ 2/child

Join us for craft fun! Make a spring-themed craft to keep or to give as a gift.

Materials provided, but space is limited.

Pre-registration is required .

 

Kids Crafts Program - April 5

Science Saturday – March 22

Eyes and ears are the dynamic duos which help to perceive the world around us but it is no simple task. Both the eyes and ears are complex parts of the human body and experience. Enjoy this Science Saturday where Museum Educator Crystal Mason will help children explore the senses of sight and sound.

It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

FREE and no pre-registration required

Adult Crafts Program – March 19

Spring Adult Craft Program

Wednesday, March 19, 1 – 4 p.m.

$5/person

Take some time out of your daily schedule and enjoy an afternoon, making crafts for friends and family while enjoying the company of other crafters.

Materials provided, but space is limited. Pre-registration is required.


Winter Lecture – March 13

Wildflowers and the Name Game

Join Mark Wheeler for a power point presentation on the tribulations and the pleasures of wildflower identification. There will be lots of pictures, and suggestions where to look for the best of this year’s bloom.

Enjoy a once-a-month lunch break with your neighbors and friends at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum, while learning about an interesting topic related to the High Desert. This lecture series will be held one Thursday a month at noon November through March. Lectures start at noon; Admission is free and beverages will be served.

MBHS presents – March 12

Native Pottery

Tony Soares, the Joshua Tree potter whose Native American pottery is exhibited at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum and the Palm Springs Art Museum, will discuss the history and craft of building a pot from clay deposits gathered in the Mojave desert.

The Morongo Basin Historical Society”s program of community interest presented at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on the 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us – membership not required.

$5 donation at the door

Science Saturday – March 8

Nose and 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.

Join us for days of discovery during Science Saturdays.  These programs will ignite your children’s curiosity by presenting information and performing experiments relating to biological and physical sciences.  All programs will be facilitated by our Museum Educator.  It is recommended that children be of school age for this program.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

FREE! No pre-registration required

Science Saturday – February 22

 

Everything in the world can be organized around two concepts, matter and energy. The study of physics focuses on matter and energy and the relationships between them. This means that physics is an incredibly important part of our daily lives since the concepts of physics are always surrounding us. An excellent example would be the exciting construction of roller coasters. They twist, turn, and spin upside down, but people never fall out of their seats thanks to the laws of physics. Children will learn how physics is responsible for this and much more about the laws of motion during this fascinating Science Saturday.

All programs will be facilitated by Museum Educator.  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.

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

FREE! No pre-registration required

 

Winter Lecture – February 13

Vegetable Gardening in the High Desert

Stefanie Ritter,  Museum Biologist, Gardener and Master Composter

There is nothing better tasting than a tomato right of the vine, still warm and really sweet. Think that is impossible in the Hi-Desert? Think again. Even with all the challenges in the desert, like heat, cold wind, and hungry critters it is possible to grow vegetables in your backyard with a little preparation and lots of patience.

Learn about the struggles and triumphs of a desert gardener and take some seeds home for your own garden adventure.

Starting at Noon
FREE to the public and coffee will be served

MBHS presents – February 12

A New Look at Wilie Boy

Paul Smith, local historian and author will present a new look at Willie Boy and the 1909 manhunt.

 

The Morongo Basin Historical Society”s program of community interest presented at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum on the 2nd Wednesday of every month beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Please join us – membership not required.

$5 donation at the door

 

Science Saturdays – February 8

CHEMICAL REACTIONS


In chemistry, a reaction happens when two or more molecules interact and something happens. For a chemical reaction to take place, a chemical change must occur. For a chemical change to take place, you begin with one compound and turn it into another. A steel garbage can rusting is a chemical reaction because the iron combines with oxygen in the atmosphere. During this Science Saturday children will learn about chemical reactions in our everyday world and witness a few chemical reactions first hand, like a reaction that mimics a volcanic eruption.

All programs will be facilitated by our Museum Educator.  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.