Leap Year Highlighted at San Bernardino County Museum

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Leapin’ Lizards! Hop on over to the San Bernardino County Museum to celebrate Leap Year with Family Fun activities on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 27 and 28, scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. on both days.

A leap year happens once every four years. It’s a year with 366 days—February 29 is an added bonus. Our calendar year has 365 days, but it actually takes Earth 365.2422 days to complete its orbit around the sun. Roman emperor Julius Caesar recognized the problem more than 2,000 years ago and introduced the concept of leap years to synchronize the calendar year with the solar year.

Kids and families can jump into Leap Year-related crafts and activities, including making a frog puppet and a leaping animals coloring book. Join a long jump competition and a jumping lily pad race. The Exploration Station will be open to introduce visitors to frogs, lizards, bugs, a bunny, and other creatures that leap, jump, and hop.

Family FunSundays 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.

Family FunSunday activities are included with paid museum admission. 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 a.m. to 5p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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