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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park® Interpretive Activities are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Events meet at the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise noted. Be aware that there is a $10 Day Use Fee at the Visitor Center.

11:00 a.m. Walk  Desert Mart    45 Minutes
Come stroll down the aisles of Desert-Mart with Certified Interpretive Guide Abby Barker to discover how the ingenious Native Americans used desert plants for their food, clothing, shelter, and medicine.  Focus is on the three most important plants: Agave, Creosote, and Mesquite. Meet in front of the Visitor Center. We will move inside if it’s too hot outside.

2:00 p.m. Junior Ranger Family Adventure – Mine Wash Village Site    1.5 Hours
Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a fun family hike at the Mine Wash Village Site. We will explore this intriguing cultural site where families thrived in the past. Meet at the entrance to Mine Wash Road which is 2.7 miles east of County Road S3 on Highway 78. Children ages 7-12 will earn their Junior Ranger badge. Hats and water are required. Limited to families who have signed up by 1 p.m. today at the Visitor Center or by calling 760-767-4205.

8:30 p.m.  Talk  – Enjoy Anza-Borrego’s Dark Night Sky!    1 Hour
The Visitor Center roof is perfect for stargazing! Meet Sally Theriault, Park Interpreter, to explore constellations, search for planets, and learn about the importance of dark skies everywhere. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, binoculars if you have them, flashlight (red lens is preferable) and your imagination! Look for Sally on the roof of the Visitor Center.