Seeds: Nature’s Artful Engineering – January 7 – March 11, 2017


On display January 7 – March 11, 2017

This exhibit aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the beauty, diversity, ingenuity and critical importance

of seeds and their dispersal mechanisms in California native plants.

Against many, many odds they are the final step in ensuring the survival of plant life.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Exhibit March 16 – June 3, 2017


The 2017 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Exhibition

On Display March 16 – June 3, 2017

Opening Reception Saturday, March 18, 2017.

The community is invited to contribute original works of art inspired by and made from recycled or reused materials for display in the museum’s annual exhibition, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” which will also be featured during the Town of Yucca Valley’s Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2017.

Paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed media and up-cycled creations are welcome.

Children and school projects are especially encouraged!

Art submissions will be taken March 9th – 11th.  For participation guidelines, please click here.



Conservation Quest – Youth Exhibit June 10 – Sept 16, 2017


Join the quest to learn about energy and conservation.

Loaded with hands-on interactives, Conservation Quest delivers important conservation messages, inspiring visitors to make thoughtful choices about energy use. Learn about energy – what it is, where it comes from, how we use it and why it’s so important to use it wisely. See how simple actions can make big differences for families, communities and the planet.

  • Find ways to save with light bulbs, electricity and recycling
  • Explore solar, wind and hydropower
  • Connect circuits to power up lights, alarms and fans
  • Take the green challenge- a computer interactive on green choices
  • Check out the latest energy-saving inventions and learn about the future of energy

Stepping Stones Museum for Children’s traveling exhibits are unlike anything… anywhere.
Created to inspire lifelong learning through inquiry and play, the exhibits provide an interactive educational experience for visitors of all ages.

John Muir’s Botanical Legacy – September 21 – December 16, 2017

Nature’s Beloved Son: Rediscovering John Muir’s Botanical Legacy


In the spirit which John Muir embraced the botanical world, Nature’s Beloved Son traces his travels through North America and presents vivid images of the actual plants that Muir held in his hands, carried in his pockets, and preserved for all time.  Curated by Bonnie J. Gisel. Photographs by Stephen J.  Joseph.