mirage sale

Museum “Mirage” Sale

Maturango Museum Mirage Sale, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Friday & Saturday, August 26 & 27. This will be a rummage sale where you can find interesting and useful treasures ! We have for sale many picture frames, some still in original packaging, from Martina Camphausen’s estate. Please donate your gently used, fun and useful items to seek their “final frontier”.

You can bring your items in to the Museum or contact Debbie Benson at debbie@maturango.org or 760-375-6900 and we can arrange pick-up.


Art Exhibits

The Museum’s Gallery showcases various artists’ works, as well as the popular Open Studio Tour. An Artist Reception, open to the public, is held opening night and artist interviews are available on our web site.

…Current Exhibit…

…Upcoming Exhibits…

…2017 Artist Exhibit Information and Application…


Petroglyph Tours

Petroglyph Tours to Little Petroglyph Canyon – the largest concentration of petroglyphs in the western hemisphere – are sponsored by the museum and held in the spring and fall of each year. Spring and Fall dates are announced in advance on our web site, newsletter and mass emailing.

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Call to Artists

Open Studio Tour Call to Artists 

The Maturango Museum is now accepting applications (due by August 10) from local artists for the Maturango Museum’s Open Studio Tour 2016. Artists open their studios for the 2-day event so ticket holders can visit and purchase artwork. The tour will be Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16, 10 am – 5 pm each day.

…Information & Application…


2016 Field Trips

Field Trip to Northern Owens Valley with Janet Westbrook

Saturday, October 8th – Northern Owens Valley for Fall Colors – Bishop Creek, Aspendel, etc.

Aaaah, feel the green…

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Free Dat at the Museum Photo

Free Day at the Museum

Saturday, August 13th

Docent Educational Programs Photo

Docent Educational Programs

Education, Classroom, Tours, Planetarium & More!

Children's Hour Photo

Children's Hour

Will Resume in the Fall

Pizza Factory Fundraiser Photo

Pizza Factory Fundraiser

Thursday, August 11th

Southwestern Desert Bats Class Photo

Southwestern Desert Bats Class

2016 Bat Class has been cancelled. Watch for information about the 2017 date.

 The mission of the Maturango Museum is to preserve, interpret, and develop an appreciation for the natural and cultural history of the Northern Mojave Desert through research and education in the natural and physical sciences, and to promote the arts.

Featured Artist Interviews

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> Vimeo
> iTunes


100 East Las Flores Ave
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
760-375-6900 | FAX 760-375-0479
Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm
(Excluding Major Holiday)

The Maturango Museum is a Death Valley Tourist Center and  Northern Mojave Visitors Center


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