Maturango Holiday Light Show

Animated light show, cider and cookies, sing-along and Santa – for the entire family!  Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th.  Doors open at 6 pm, show begins at 6:20 pm.  Please note that space is limited so come on time.  The Gift Shop will be open and everyone will get a 15% discount those evenings.


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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2015 – 2016 Series

As the opener for the 2015-2016 Maturango Museum’s concert series, Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott will perform a concert in the Coso Room on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm.

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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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Argus Gallery

The museum is working on equipping the Argus Gallery with display cabinets that will facilitate the often changing exhibits. The Display Cabinets for Argus Gallery Committee is headed up Thom Boggs, and consists on 4 sub-committees: Needs Analysis, Design Team, Construction Team and Fundraising/Budget/Financial Team.

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Australia’s Ultimate Outback – the Kimberley

Lecture on Trona

Wednesday, Dec. 9th@ 7 pm

Featured Artist Interview

Featured Artist Interviews

YouTube, Vimeo & iTunes

Free Dat at the Museum Photo

Free Day at the Museum

Saturday, December 12th

Docent Educational Programs Photo

Docent Educational Programs

Education, Classroom, Tours, Planetarium & More!

Children's Hour Photo

Children's Hour

Friday, December 4th

Pizza Factory Fundraiser Photo

Pizza Factory Fundraiser

Thursday, December 10th

Southwestern Desert Bats Class Photo

Southwestern Desert Bats Class

October 02 – 04

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 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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