sbcmuseum entryThe holiday season is a busy, festive time of the year, filled with shopping, celebrations, family, visitors, and excited children. Why not make the San Bernardino County Museum part of your holiday tradition?

The Museum is a perfect place to bring out-of-town guests for a visit. A Museum outing is affordable and fun for all ages, and it’s a great way to share the cultural and natural heritage of our region with your visitors. A trip to the Museum is also a great way to offer children on winter break a chance to recharge their batteries with some hands-on learning.

Museum exhibits include “Welcome to Our World,” which illustrates the ways that animals and humans interact with the natural world. “Remembering Ramps” offers opportunities to look at everyday technology from the distant and not-so-distant past and to share your memories in the context of typewriters, cameras, and telephones. “Turn Left at the Rockies” invites you to explore California from the 1820s to 1850. See some dinosaurs in “Fossils Underfoot” and explore a sample of the third largest egg collection in the United States in our bird halls. And don’t forget to visit the polar bear in our Mammal Hall, and our live bunny, bugs, and reptiles in Exploration Station.

The Museum Store is a convenient place to pick up last-minute stocking-stuffers—and if you don’t have time to visit the galleries, you can ask for a shopping pass at the front desk for a quick shopping trip in the Store.

The San Bernardino County Museum’s 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 5 and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. The museum will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.