Sunday January 18, 2004
open free on Sunday, January 18
addition to free admission, visitors can hear Kathleen Springer, senior
curator of geology, discuss Ice Age fossils at 2:00 p.m.
Ms. Springer will invite the visitors to contemplate life during
the Ices Ages in Southern California, a time that did not necessarily include
vast ice sheets, but a wetter, more temperate climate and an abundance of
animals, most of which are extinct today.
"We literally have fossils beneath our feet, if you know where
to look, because of those extraordinary times", explains Ms. Springer.
The discovery and preservation of fossil specimens will also be highlighted.
Family activities are planned between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The museum's
Garden Café will be open for lunch and snacks between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
will enjoy the museum's permanent galleries and see several special exhibits.
A new exhibit of Guatemalan textiles, "Beauty for the Hand and Eye,"
will be open in the Hall of History. Also in the Hall of History is "If
You Lived in California," an exhibit of children's books about California
history; this exhibit closes January 19. Paintings by Boris Deutsch, co-founder
of the California cubist movement, are showing in the Fisk Gallery. In the
Schuiling Gallery, see images from the history division archives in "Outdoor
Adventures in San Bernardino County."
San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit
from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays
through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is
$6 (adult), $5 (senior or student) and $4 (child aged 5-12).
Children under 5 and members of the Museum Association are
admitted free. Parking is free, and the facility is handicapped-accessible.
For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org
or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.