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The Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum is a museum dedicated to showcasing and preserving the history, culture, and traditions of the Native American tribes of the Inland Empire region. "Ya'i Heki'" translates to "Home of the Wind" in the language of the Cahuilla people, one of the indigenous groups whose heritage is highlighted in the museum.

Museum is open on friday 10am-2pm, and saturday and sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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.

This beautiful museum has had recent upgrades to the building and the park is beginning the process of creating new exhibits. Once installed, the Lake Perris Regional Indian Museum will again become a jewel in the California Regional Indian Museum system; where past, current, and future experiences and achievements of California Native Americans of the Mojave Desert region are recognized.

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. Come in and explore!  

For more information on School Trips, tours, volunteer, museum and education questions, please contact Park Interpretive Specialist (Museum Lead) Philip Harvey at philip.harvey@parks.ca.gov


School Programs

School programs, both in-person and virtual, for Lake Perris SRA are available. They can be booked at Ports.parks.ca.gov beginning September 1, 2023.

For questions please contact Park Interpreter Phil Harvey (philip.harvey@parks.ca.gov ) 

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