Maturango Museum of the Indian Wells Valley

Founded in 1962, the Maturango Museum is an important educational and cultural resource in Ridgecrest, California. In addition to the exhibit galleries, which feature the natural and cultural history of the Upper Mojave Desert, the Museum sponsors many programs and tours, including tours to the w... Read More
Founded in 1962, the Maturango Museum is an important educational and cultural resource in Ridgecrest, California. In addition to the exhibit galleries, which feature the natural and cultural history of the Upper Mojave Desert, the Museum sponsors many programs and tours, including tours to the world-famous Coso petroglyphs. The museum also has an art gallery that sponsors 6 shows throughout the year. The Museum is an information center for Death Valley, the Northern Mojave Desert, and the Highway 395 and 178 corridors. We are open every day 10-5, excluding major holidays.