San Bernardino County Museum hosts Science Spooktacular

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Have you ever wondered what makes a witch’s cauldron boil or how mummies have lasted thousands of years? Venture into the museum and explore the science around the spookiest time of the year! The event for all ages takes place at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands on Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Face the rarities, oddities, and just plain spooky of the museum’s collection as you visit curated booths featuring fossils, radioactive minerals, night crawlers, bats, and more. Featuring a bone chilling scavenger hunt highlighting the stories of potions, rituals, night creatures, and the science of decay. Only the bravest will succeed and make it through to the ghostly selfie station and become a certified mad scientist.

A number of local partners are participating including anthropologist Dr. Guy Hepp of Cal State University San Bernardino, paleontologist Dr. William Gelnaw, wildlife biologist and bat conservationist Jill Novelle, mummy expert Chey Midkiff, the Geology club of CSUSB, UCCE Master Gardeners, and more.

According to museum curator of earth sciences Crystal Cortez, “Science Spooktacular is an opportunity for the museum to present fascinating science-based stories about some of the earth’s most remarkable phenomenon and natural processes, like how fossils form and what makes deadly minerals.”

The San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional, cultural and natural history and the Museum’s other exciting events and programs 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. Science Spooktacular is included with general admission: $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.sbcounty.gov/museum. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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