Throughout the year the San Bernardino County Musuem hosts a series of inexpensive family programs that include craft-type activities and earth science topics. The first program day of 2012 will take place Feb. 4 with "Family Program: Fossil Painting sessions" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Family Program activities are free with museum admission. Children can paint cast fossils in any chosen color while visiting the museums exhibits and collections. Stations will be set up for the fossil painting.
Then, the museum will host another Family Program the following weekend, Feb. 11: "1880s at Work and Play at the Victor Valley Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The San Bernardino County Museum is located at 2024 Orange Tree Lane in Redlands. Admission to the museum costs $8 for adults; $6 for seniors 60 and older; $5 for students with I.D.; $4 for children ages 5 to 12; and free for children under age 5. For more information on the Family Program visit www.sbcountymuseum.org or call 909-307-2669.