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Lecture on the Salton Sea

Thirty-five miles long and 15 miles wide, the Salton Sea lies mostly below sea level in a basin that was once the bottom of a prehistoric sea. Today, the sea and its historic wetlands are a significant link in the Pacific Flyway, offering habitats for migratory birds in a desert where water is scarce. San Bernardino County Museum Director Robert McKernan will give a special lecture on the Salton Sea on Saturday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. The talk is offered free with museum admission.

The presentation will also provide background for future visits to the sea, whether for bird watching, fishing, sightseeing, or water recreation. Among these opportunities is a Museum Association trip to the Salton Sea led by McKernan and Senior Curator of Geological Sciences Kathleen Springer on Saturday, February 3 for which reservations are still available. Visit the museum’s web site at for more information about this trip, or call the Museum Association at 909-307-2669 ext. 225.The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays and holiday Mondays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (student or senior), and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit

The San Bernardino County Museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.




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