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Ya'i Heki' (pronounced yahee ehkey) is translated from the Cahuilla language meaning "Home of the Wind". This museum is one of a series of regional museums funded by the State of California.

The museum is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  School Tours are available by appointment Wednesdays through Fridays.  Our standard school tours have 3 parts: Regional Indian Museum Tour, Native American Craft Making Activity, and K9 Unit Talk and Bite Demonstration.

The museum provides a comprehensive interpretation of Native American history, the cultures of the various native tribes throughout the southern California desert region and an educational experience into the cultures of the Indigenous peoples of the southern California deserts. 

We invite you to become involved in this important cultural resource on your next visit to Lake Perris.

For more information regarding school group tours or volunteer opportunities please contact Kimberly Seltmann at the museum office (951) 940-5657.