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Mysteries at the Victor Valley Museum

mysteries at the museumA new special exhibit, “Mysteries at the Museum,” will open at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley this Saturday, June 18. The exhibit features unfamiliar objects from the Museum’s collections and challenges visitors to figure out their functions using the scientific method. Some of the objects were totally familiar items a century ago; others may seem to be familiar but their function is less than obvious. Museum visitors are invited to observe, question, hypothesize, test, decide, and share their results by posting notes in the exhibit itself and by using social media.

“This exhibit is fundamentally about observing and thinking about objects that aren’t immediately recognizable.” said Museum Director Melissa Russo. “We installed a similar special exhibit at the main museum in Redlands, and it’s proven to be very popular with visitors. It’s especially engaging for families and groups because it sparks ideas, guesses, and figuring things out together.”

The exhibit will continue through December 2016.

Mysteries at the Museum 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 Victor Valley Museum is a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum located at 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 (adult), $4 (senior or military), and $2.50 (student). Children under 5 and San Bernardino County Museum Association members are free. Parking is free. “Mysteries at the Museum” is included in general admission. For more information, visit The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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