The Museum is an exciting place. It is both a facility as well as a concept. It is both a reality as well as a dream. It is a never-ending treasure hunt for answers to questions. It is a constant amazement and appreciation of this blue and green planet we call Earth. The Museum's major focus is, of course, the study of natural history. Its primary participants are the students of Sierra College who attend classes, field courses, lectures, seminars and demonstrations. But there's much available for everyone.
The Museum is also a favorite place of the regional public. Thousands each year attend seminars, programs, field trips and activities sponsored by the Museum and designed specifically for the public.
The Museum is open during regular college hours during the week, usually 7am to 9pm Monday through Thursday, and 5pm on Fridays. It is open on Saturdays when classes are session, usually 8am to noon, but closed on holidays and college closures. Because there are classes in session in the building, we ask that visitors be quiet as they explore. We do not have a Museum staff, but volunteer docent-led tours are available to classes or groups, but be aware they are booked far in advance.
Outside there are mining exhibits, desert gardens, a Rock Walk and sidewalk drawings of large extinct creatures, which are available all the time.
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— Steven Edwards, Director Emeritus, Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park
The Journal of the Sierra College Natural History Museum is published twice a year. Each issue has articles and photos relating to science and natural history.
Also online is Snowy Range Reflections: a Journal of Sierra Nevada History and Biography is also published twice a year. Each issue concerns interesting and historic information and photos about the Sierra Nevada.
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