The Children's Hour

 Friday, September 22nd in the Coso Room


A youngster exploring the wonder of seeds at the Maturango Museum Children’s Hour

The Docent Story Group is ready to welcome young children, parents, and grandparents to the new season of programs that will open windows wide to our desert and mountain environment. Beginning with The Flight of the Water Birds on Flex Friday, September 22, 2017 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. stories and activities will ‘lift’ children high as migrating water birds, splash down on ponds or land in nearby fields for hearty meals, and quack or honk, surely for pure joy, as well as calling to each other “here we are – stick together!” A craft and coloring picture to please even the tiniest tikes will send them home happy. But, wait! There’s more. Some of the best parts of Children’s Hour are the discoveries to be made on the table with exhibits: feathers, a mounted once-alive snow goose, tracks of webbed feet perfect for swimming, long-toed feet for walking on mud, beaks designed for eating plants or fish.

Children’s Hour is scheduled for the following flex Friday dates: September 22, October 20, November 17, and December 15. Information about each program’s theme will be posted on this web page in early September.

Children’s Hour at the Museum takes place monthly during the school year.

The free learning and fun-packed hour of stories, songs, and craft takes place once a month, usually on Flex Fridays, for young children and their families. The entire Spring schedule may be viewed below or by calling 760-375-6900, or by visiting during the daily open hours of 10 – 5.

For information about this and other Museum activities checkout out our monthly newsletter or join our eMail list. The specific dates and themes are posted below and in in flyers available for each program at the Kern County Branch Library and  on our Facebook page.

Fall 2017 Program Information

The Flight of the Water Birds – Quacks and Honks High in the Sky

Friday, September 22 (Flex Friday) in the Coso Room

Spiders – Spinners of Webs; Catchers of Bug

Friday, October 20 (Flex Friday) in the Coso Room

“The Gingerbread Cowboy” – Barn Dancing and A Twisted

Friday, November 17 (Flex Friday) in the Coso Room

A Snowy Winter for a Little Bear – A story of friendship, sharing, and appreciation of nature’s beauty with a special activity.

Friday, December 15 (Flex Friday) in the Coso Room

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The Museum is open daily from 10 to 5 and its garden open to exploration anytime.  Desert plants, the interactive sundial, the labyrinth made from tufa rocks, the old bell, the pond-less water source for birds and small critters and, still to come, a habitat enclosure for desert tortoises are some of the features made possible through Eagle Scout projects.  Not only do their much appreciated efforts enhance visitors’ experience of the Museum but also underscore its value as an important resource to our community.

 The mission of the Maturango Museum is to preserve, interpret, and develop an appreciation for the natural and cultural history of the Northern Mojave Desert through research and education in the natural and physical sciences, and to promote the arts.

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100 East Las Flores Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
760-375-6900 | FAX 760-375-0479
Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm
(Excluding Major Holiday)

The Maturango Museum is a Death Valley Tourist Center and  Northern Mojave Visitors Center 

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