Family Science Discovery Days:
Hands-on science learning and fun days for the general public take place on the first or second Saturday of each month. (Please note that we are open every Saturday during the academic year in addition to these special monthly events.) Each family day features a different topic with learning stations and related crafts activities. These public events run from 1:00pm until 4:00pm throughout the museum. Fee: $3 special admission (4 and under free). Consult the museum Calendar of Events for details.
(Family Science Discovery Day activities subject to change)
ANNUAL FOSSIL FEST!
This fun event (scheduled for April 12, 2014) celebrates the excitement of paleontology through hands-on learning fun for visitors of all ages. Festivities will include behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s laboratory, fun games and crafts for children, fabulous door prizes and more! The event will also feature talks by staff paleontologists highlighting some of the museum’s exciting recent fossil discoveries and opportunities for visitors to watch fossils being prepared. Come learn all about fossils and what paleontologists do! Fee: $3 special admission (4 and under free). Contact Kathy Sanders, (909) 482-5225 for more information.
”Become a Junior Paleontologist!” Program
This afterschool enrichment program for 2nd-4th graders meets weekly for one month to discuss what fossils are and how paleontologists study them. Each 1 ½ -hour class includes a short discussion complemented by a number of hands-on activities. Dates for the 2014 session are being decided; a $50 registration fee covers all four sessions. Please consult the museum’s Calendar of Events for schedule details. Contact Kathy Sanders at (909) 482-5225 for more information.
Become a Docent!
We are currently seeking volunteers to help with our ongoing and upcoming outreach programs. Come learn more about paleontology and have fun sharing your knowledge with visitors of all ages. No scientific background is necessary – just an eagerness to contribute your time and enthusiasm! Requirements: You must be at least 21 years old and must complete the museum’s docent training program. Contact Kathy Sanders at 909-482-5225 for more information.
Group Museum Tours & Classroom Science Connections Loan Kits
We offer group tours as well as grade-appropriate (California Science Content Standard-aligned) classroom kits. Visit our Educator Resource page for details about these exciting offerings!