Free Admission at County Museum
The San Bernardino County Museum invites the public to visit
the museum in Redlands during regular museum hours with no admission
fee on Sunday, November 7.
While at the museum, visitors can see “Signs in the Designs,”
blue and white embroideries from China, along with displays of
specimens and artifacts on three floors of the museum that present
local history, anthropology, geology, paleontology, and biological
sciences in regional context. An exhibit exploring the history
of hydroelectric power in Southern California is in the museum’s
Hall of History, which also includes a Wells Fargo stagecoach
and a covered wagon that crossed the deserts from Utah to San
Bernardino nearly 150 years ago. Crystals and mineral specimens
are shown in the cases along the exhibit ramps, which lead up
to the fifth largest collection of bird eggs in the world.
Visitors can also stop by the pond installed outside the Exploration
Station for a glimpse into a riparian habitat. The nearby ethnobotany
garden contains plants used past and present by local Indian groups:
yucca, juncus, sage, bay, elderberry, agave, and many others.
The 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. All visitors will be admitted
free on Sunday, November 7. Parking is free, and the facility
is handicapped-accessible. The museum’s Garden Café
will be open for lunch and snacks between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and
the Exploration Station live animal gallery will be open from
1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org
or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.