Public Works Day at the County Museum

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–San Bernardino County’s Department of Public Works will join with the San Bernardino County Museum to present Public Works Day at the museum on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will feature a wide variety of hands-on activities related to engineering and science.

Since 1960, the American Public Works Association has sponsored National Public Works Week. This year the theme “Public Works Always There,” reminds the public of the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.

Activities at the museum are especially designed to engage children and families with hands-on learning. Create a glider, build a toothpick bridge, explore with a storm drain robot, find yourself with the County Surveyor, learn to keep storm drains clean with Environmental Management, and recycle with Solid Waste Management. Have your photo taken in a giant snowblower. All activities are included with museum general admission.

Hands-on learning activities related to science and technology 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 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 5 p.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. Needlework demonstrations are is included with museum admission. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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