Music, dance, crafts, and learning will highlight Family Fiesta! at the San Bernardino County Museum on Saturday, Sept. 26. The day recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month and the museum’s current special exhibit, “Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit 2015,” curated by the Inland Empire Latino Art Association. Family activities, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. are included with paid museum admission.
Dancers from Ballet Folklorico Cultural of San Bernardino will perform traditional dances at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Children and families can create tissue paper blossoms, decorate a fan, and make banderas, picados, Pan pipes, and Mexican-themed folk art. Curator of Paleontology Eric Scott will give a special presentation at 2:00 p.m., "Ice Age Fossils from Mexico."
“This Family Fiesta is like a traditional Family Fun Day,” said Kristin Stevens, museum educator. “Our goal is to offer activities that promote learning and interaction among families and visitors, all while everyone is having a great time.”
Family Fiesta, the Hispanic Heritage Art Exhibit 2015 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 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5pm. 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.