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Life in the Desert Garden

Visitors are invited to join Museum Director Robert McKernan for his gallery talk, “Life in the Desert Garden” on Saturday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the San Bernardino County Museum. This gallery talk is free with museum admission.

McKernan will take visitors for an hour’s journey through the museum’s beautiful Desert Garden. “Plants start to flower and local birds begin to nest during March, and the Desert Garden will be the perfect environment for us to observe and marvel,” says McKernan.

Museum Director Robert McKernan of Redlands has been at the museum since 1990, first as Assistant Curator, then Curator and Senior Curator of the Division of Biological Sciences. An ornithologist by training, he completed his graduate training at Arizona State University where he studied Sonoran desert birds; during his graduate studies he worked extensively in Mexico. His primary interest is the ecological patterns of neotropical bird migration. He has worked at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum and the University of California, Riverside. He has been the Museum Director since 2001.

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. For more information, visit or call (909) 307-2669.

The 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 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.


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