A Sweetheart of a Deal for February. Members can save 25% off their entire Gift Shop purchase February 12th thru 14th. Come in and get your Valentine something special.


“Making Little Things look Big”

Docents are planning to have microscopes out for Free Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11-2. Visitors can place small items on the microscope which is connected to a computer. The image will appear on the computer screen. We plan to hook this up to a printer so we can make prints of the microscopic view.

Brush ‘n Blush

Date: Thursday March 24th Where: Museum Coso Room Time: 2pm until 4:30pm Artist: Nancy Crawford presiding Cost: $50 per person class is limited to 20 people

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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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The 2016 Maturango Museum’s concert series, The Amber Petersen (mezzo-soprano) and Melanie McDonald (piano) Concert will perform in the Coso Room on Friday,February 26th 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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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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Free Dat at the Museum Photo

Free Day at the Museum

Saturday, February 13th

Docent Educational Programs Photo

Docent Educational Programs

Education, Classroom, Tours, Planetarium & More!

Children's Hour Photo

Children's Hour

Friday, February 26th

Pizza Factory Fundraiser Photo

Pizza Factory Fundraiser

Thursday, February 11th

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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