Events & Activities

Fresno Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Service Visiting the Museum.

This Saturday, June 8th started at 10:30am representatives from the Fresno Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Service will be in the museum to share with us show of of the wildlife friends that are currently in their care.

Fresno Wildlife Rescue flyer

Founded in 1974, Fresno Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Service (FWRRS), has been licensed by the United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Branch and the California Department of Fish and Game

FWRRS is an all-volunteer organization, their mission is two-fold:

1.Treat, rehabilitate and return injured and/or orphaned animals to their natural habitat whenever possible.

2. Educate the general public to increase awareness, concern and understanding of wildlife resources.

FWRRS volunteers provide emergency medical and restorative care to native species of California wildlife. They serve the San Joaquin Valley, from Bakersfield to Sacramento and outlying areas as far away as San Diego and San Francisco. Their all volunteer organization cares for orphaned or injured native wildlife ranging from wild birds to mammals.


NEW – here are some images from the event.




Nature Scavenger Hunt at the Museum

Scavenger Hunt flyer

Nature can run amok!  Well that’s not really the situation here but there will be many extra nature bits spread around the museum and we need you help in finding them all!  So please join us this coming Saturday, May 11th as local plant & wetland ecologist Wendy Fisher takes us on a Nature themed scavenger hunt throughout the museum!

Wendy really loves to share her knowledge and love of Nature.  Last year we were very fortunate to have her put on an event to explore what turns out to be a rather large array of edible plants that exist right here in our own “back yard” here in the Sierra Foothills.  You can check out the gallery of them here








2013 Senior Project Build Your Own Cupcake_small

Fundraiser and YHS Senior Project – May 4th

Come the museum this Saturday, May 4th, between 11 AM and 2 PM and join us in a very sweet event.  Brittany Villa is a senior at Yosemite High School and she has been volunteering at the museum since last summer.  This school year she stepped up her volunteer commitment and took on supporting the museum as her senior project. This Bake Sale was a new element that she recently put together to help us further by helping us raise much needed funds for this year.  So come on out and support Brittany’s project and support the museum as well!








Kicking Off the Holidays – Dec 1st & 2nd!

Don’t know about you but it sure seems that time is flying on by to us.  Thanksgiving is only a short 2 weeks away and Christmas  - wow only 6 1/2!  I know – scary huh!  Well not really and especially when you consider how we embace the season around here.  We light things up (literally) the evening of the first Saturday in Dec at the Christmas Lighting event and keep the festive cheer going from there.

Breakfast With Santa Flyer

Of course everyone knows you should start your day right and what better way than with the Breakfast With Santa!   Breakfast will be served from 7:30 am to 11:00 am at the Oakhurst Community Center on Rd. 425B (map here), with seating in the main hall.  Oakhurst Kiwanis will be cooking the Pancake Breakfast which includes:  pancakes, eggs, sausage and ham.  Coffee and orange juice  are included.  Adults $6.00, Children 5-12 $3.00 and 4 and under Free. Children can visit with Santa and enjoy breakfast as well.  For more information call us at the museum @ 658-5656 or message us here.  Hope to see you there! Ho ho ho ho!

A fun way to end the weekend is at the 11th Annual Christmas Tree Live Auction on Sunday December 2nd.   The event takes place at the Bass Lake Event Center’s Lake View Room. Doors open for the silent auction, raffle, hors d’oeuvres and complimentary champagne at 3 p.m. Bidding for the Live Auction begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person or four for $100, advance.  We will have two entries in the auction.  The first is a full sized tree adorned with numerous Keepsake Ornaments, donated by Dorsey’s Hallmark Shop as well as the How Ornament Lovers In Denial All Year Survive club.  These valuable ornaments will make it a truly special Christmas Tree whose decorations you can use for years to come.  Any true lover of Christmas would be proud to have this tree in their home.

The second entry is a wreath which will depict a Child’s View of Christmas, and is decorated by kids from the Children’s Museum of the Sierra.  Each decoration was hand crafted by a local child to showcase what it is they love most about Christmas.

This is a great event that supports the Oakhurst Boys & Girls Club as well as many of the area’s charitable organizations (of course including us).  So please come out, enjoy a good time, bid early (and often) and support BGC and the Children’s Museum!


Halloween Fest – October 27th

On Saturday, October 27th the museum and the  will be hosting a Halloween Fest at the museum.  Hours will be from 11:00am to 5:00pm.  Central Sierra Woodcarvers will teach some very cool pumpkin carving classes (the relief style carving), Sierra Lions Club  will provide hot dogs and burgers which they will be sizzling on the barbecue and there will be Halloween crafts and fall activities a plenty!  Come out and join us!




Oakhurst Fall Festival – October 13th & 14th

Looking for some all family activities along with your wine & cheese tasting at this year’s Fall Festival on October 13th and 14th?  We know where you can find it!

We are very pleased to have been asked to provide a kids activity area for this year’s event.  There will be a few activities that will occur frequently during each day planned to be on hand including some fans favorites such as Spin Art, Face painting and our patented Angry Birds splash ball sling shot.  We will also have some Music & Movement sessions lead by Tamara Dent as well as periodic showings of the YHS Science and Magic show.  Come on out and join the fun!


Want to help make the fun?  Volunteers are always greatly appreciated and very welcome.  Just drop us a note at or call us and let us know when you could be available – and thanks in advance!


Carnival & Open House – June 16th

Come join the Celebration!  We mentioned in the May newletter that we’ve got some fun brewing for Saturday, June 16th: a Carnival and Open House at the museum to celebrate our 15th year!  There will be many games, activites, and food and drink on tap – so come and bring the whole famliy, invite your friends and lets celebrate!  The carnival is planned to run from 10:30am to 2:00pm, tickets will be on sale for food and drinks as well as for the games and many of the activities.  Entrance to the museum will be free all day.

Note – we are in need of volunteers, many of them, to help with the event. Support help includes set-up and teardown, staffing games, activity booths, the barbeque and preparing goods for the bake sale table.  Any that are interested and willing to help – please drop us an email.


Please help us spread the word!  Since we can’t rent a bi-plane and drop flyers all over the region (nor would we want to… but the plane ride we’d definitely be up for!) we’d greatly appreciate your help in getting the word out.  A copy of the flyer for printing and posting can be found here: 8 1/2 x 11and 11 x 17