The Children’s Museum of the Sierra, a hands-on exploratorium located in Oakhurst just south of Yosemite National Park, is celebrating 16 years this weekend with an open-house and carnival.
Admission to the museum will be free on Saturday and kids will be able to explore all the exhibits and activities inside the museum. Popular exhibits include the public safety area, medical area, fossil dig, and wildlife display, among others.
Also on hand will be representatives from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office doing fingerprint ID kits for kids, as well as the California Highway Patrol giving information on proper child safety seat installation. Sierra Ambulance will be there as well, showing attendees the inner workings of their apparatus.
Outside activities — which can be enjoyed by purchasing tickets at $1 each — will include a balloon slingshot, face painting, spin-art and more. Volunteers will grill hamburgers and hot dogs on site for lunch...