40% OFF “Advice from a Petroglyph” T-shirts and Hoodies

In honor of the Spring Petroglyph Tours, all the Advice from a Petroglyph T-shirts and hoodies on sale for 40% off! The sales is for shirts purchased in the Museum Gift Shop or through our online store, until June 6 or until we run out.


2016 Field Trips

The 2016 Field Trip schedule is now available. The first three trips will be to Death Valley for Flowers (Feb., March & April) followed by Walker Basin, Tehachapi Loop, windmills, to Mojave and the Twilight Tour at the Cat House. Spaces fill up quickly, so purchase your ticket(s) in the Museum Gift Shop our in our online store.

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Martin Espino : “Sounds of Ancient Mexico”

Friday, May 13th at 7:00 PM

Tickets: 12.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children (ages 12 and younger)

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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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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.

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Australia’s Ultimate Outback – the Kimberley


Cuba Travelogue Lecture by Jerry Bradley and Nancy Crawford
Wednesday, May 4th @ 7 PM

Free Dat at the Museum Photo

Free Day at the Museum

Saturday, May 14th

Docent Educational Programs Photo

Docent Educational Programs

Education, Classroom, Tours, Planetarium & More!

Children's Hour Photo

Children's Hour

Friday, May 20th

Pizza Factory Fundraiser Photo

Pizza Factory Fundraiser

Thursday, May 19th

Southwestern Desert Bats Class Photo

Southwestern Desert Bats Class

October 07 – 09, 2016

 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.

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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