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More Activities Added to Family Fun Day at the County Museum

Sunday, March 21 is a day filled with family activities at the San Bernardino County. This Third Sunday features free museum admission, updates on Mars exploration, and StarLab Planetarium shows. The museum's education division has also added special activities for young children and their families in the museum's gardens.

Between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. the museum gardens are the focus of "Metamorphosis Madness." Families will enjoy a variety of activities featuring garden plants and animals. Race a snail in the "garden snail tractor pull." Find out what parts of plants you can eat. Discover the difference between a frog and a toad. Built a plant collage, explore earthworm behaviors, meet a walking stick, and find out all about hungry caterpillars! A materials fee of $1 is requested for some activities.

Other activities during the day include touring the solar system in the StarLab Planetarium. Programs begin at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.. A $1 fee per person is requested for each StarLab program.

At 1:00 p.m., NASA/JPL Ambassador James Butts will discuss the current Mars Rover missions and the recent Stardust Mission to collect dust from the tail of Comet Wild 2. NASA/JPL videos and slides will illustrate the free presentation.

Curator of Education Jolene Redvale will lead a tour of the museum ethnobotany garden at 2:30 p.m. Visitors will see plants used by local Indians and learn how to use them in backyard landscaping.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. Parking is free, and the facility is handicapped-accessible. The museum's Garden Café will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, snacks, and beverages. Free museum admission on March 21 is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Redlands, Redlands Sunrise Rotary, and Smith-Barney. For more information, call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.


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