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Natural History Diorama - features animals of the Desert and other regions of California
Kid's Corner - a hands-on activity area for "kidds" of all ages with a variety of activities related to the exhibits of the museum.
Mini-Zoo - a chance to see small desert animals and reptiles up close and learn more about thier habitat and diet.
Rock & Mineral Collection - a comprehensive look at the natural elements, fossils from the Paleozoic era and a special viewing room for fluorescents.
Temporary Exhibits - rotating exhibits installed for a limited time focusing on a variety of topics related to the the museum's mission statement.
The Museum is primarily a natural history museum that holds collections related to its mission statement.
These include: rocks and
minerals, taxidermied specimens, live specimens, insects, flora and a
Native American collection. In additon, the museum has a growing
historical collection of items realted to the local history of the
The Museum is also supported by the Hi-Desert Nature Museum Association Inc. - a private, non-profit organization that provides additional funding, sponsors exhibition openings, and provides volunteers to assist with museum operations. Membership is open to all persons of all ages. Members receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store and a quarterly newsletter with news of the Museum and articles on desert natural history and history subjects.
The Museum is part of the Townn of Yucca Valley Community Ceneter Complex which is on Dumosa Avenue on the north side of State Highway 62. From Interstate 10 take State Highway 62 east to Yucca Valley, then left on Dumosa Avenue. From Twentynine palms and Joshua Tree take Highway 62 west to Yucca Valley, turn right on Dumosa Avenue.
Check with us at a later date.