Walk on the Wild Side at the County Museum
Families can “Walk on the Wild Side” during a Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 21, at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands. Nature activities are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is presented in association with the museum’s special exhibit, “A Walk in the Woods,” which closes on Sunday, May 22.
“In addition to nature activities from families, we will have one thousand free incense cedar tree seedlings to give away to museum visitors,” said Nancy Kirkwood, coordinator of the Museum Youth Club. “Incense cedar grows well in Southern California, and birds and other small animals use the trees for shelter from the sun during the summer.” The seedlings have been provided by the California Forest Products Commission. Each seedling will be given away complete with seedling bags and planting instructions.
Steve Wiard, a Registered Professional Forester, will be on hand at the museum from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to talk to museum visitors about forests and how to keep them healthy. Wiard will also answer questions about trees and forests from museum visitors.
“A Walk in the Woods” is a special exhibit circulated by the Forest Foundation that invites visitors to discover California’s forests. The exhibit is installed in the museum’s Schuiling Gallery and is free with museum admission.
Family Fun Days are designed for parents and grandparents with children ages 3 to 12. Activities are led by the museum education division and volunteers from the Museum Youth Club. A $1.00 fee is charged for some craft activities to help cover the cost of materials.
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. General admission is $6 (adult), $5 (student or senior), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free, and the facility is handicapped-accessible. The museum’s Garden Café will be open for 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.
The San Bernardino County Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is (909) 307-2669 ext. 229 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.