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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Open Studio Tour

Opening Reception for Artists’ Exhibit on Friday, September 9, 7pm
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.

…OST 2016 Information…


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, September 10th

Australia’s Ultimate Outback – the Kimberley


Lectures on the Coso Petroglyphs

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, September 22nd

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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> 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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