A Family Fun Day at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, April 11 will be a hands-on preview of the museum’s upcoming summer programs, “Summer Adventures 2015.” Activities will start at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Visitors can design and build structures, enjoy live animal presentations, paint replica fossils, and more. Wooden building blocks, yard games, animal encounters, games of strategy and invention labs provide tons of hands-on learning and fun. Activities are appropriate for all ages, and encourage participation for children and adults together. All activities are included with paid museum admission.
“Our Family Fun Days are laid-back opportunities for everyone to have fun together,” said Jolene Redvale, curator of education. “Games, crafts, and building fit a large range of skills and interest. Parents and children playing together in a fun environment builds confidence and creativity. We’re here to support these skills and having fun in our community.”
Themes for summer programs include creative play and active fun; design and construction; science and geography; and animals. Summer day camp for children ages 7-12 as well as the popular Avoid Summer Brain Drain family drop-in activities will all follow these themes.
Summer programs will be offered beginning June 15 and run through August 7. Program flyers, schedule, and Day Camp registration forms will be available at the Museum and on the website in April.
Family Fun Days and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.