For children ages 5 to 7, join the Kid’s Corner at the Visitor Center to hear a story about nature and creatures that live in the desert and other areas of the National Monument. After the reading, there will be an indoor or outdoor arts and crafts activity related to the story. Or maybe take a nature walk on the Ed Hastey Garden Trail. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Hey Big Kids! Are you coming to the Visitor Center with your little brother or sister? How does a compass work? How does a map tell you where you are? Compass and maps are a very important part of your 10 Essentials when hiking in the desert and other places. Explore and have fun learning about a compass and maps. Age 8 and above.

RSVP 760.862.9984 - seating is limited; or check the Friends of the Desert Mountains Facebook page at or

When 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Where Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center
51500 Highway 74
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Price Free; donations are appreciated and encouraged.
Phone 760.862.9984

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