San Bernardino County Museum announces the 2024 dates for the popular Cosmic Nights astronomy-themed evening events in partnership with the San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomers (SBVAA) and the Riverside Astronomical Society (RAS). At the Victor Valley Museum, the museum’s branch in Apple Valley, the evening events are in partnership with the High Desert Astronomical Society (HiDAS).

San Bernardino County Museum, 2024 Orange Tree Lane, Redlands
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, 7 to 10 p.m.
Friday, March 15, 2024, 7 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 15, 2024, 7 to 10 p.m.

Victor Valley Museum, 11873 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley
Friday, July 13, 2024, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2024, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The evenings feature telescope viewing and an opportunity to discuss astronomy with telescope operators. Visitors are also encouraged to bring binoculars or set up their own telescopes. The events take place outdoors and visitors are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Guests are welcome to set up portable lawn chairs and blankets for extended viewing.

The San Bernardino County Museum is located 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. The Victor Valley Museum is located at 11873 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley. The museum is open Wednesday through Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child ages 6 to 12). Children five and under are admitted free. Museum Foundation members receive a 50% admission discount. Parking is free. The museums are accessible to persons with disabilities.

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.