Museum Galleries and Exhibits

First time members will receive 50% off their first year’s membership.

Membership in the Maturango Museum helps support our services to the community and entitles you to special benefits including:

  • Free admission to the museum
  • 10% savings on gift shop purchases
  • Free admission to other regional museums
  • Association of Science-Technology Centers Travel Passport Participant.

Maturango Museum Members are eligible for benefits such as free General Admission when traveling outside the Ridgecrest area and visiting other participating Passport museums. Click HERE for a current list of participating museums.  Exclusions apply.


Open Studio Tour 2017

Tour Weekend is October 21 & 22…Tickets are available in the Museum Gift Shop.

…Open Studio Tour Information…


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.

…Current Exhibit…

…2018 Artist Application & Information…


Field Trips

Death Valley National Park for Spring Flowers, Trip to view local Wildflowers, Foothill Flowers around Lake Isabella, Flowers in Foothills, Walker Basin, Tehachapi Loop and Southern Owens Valley.

…Field Trip Information…

Pizza Factory Fundraiser Photo

Pizza Factory Fundraiser

Thursday, December 28th

Children's Hour Photo

Children's Hour

Friday, December 15th

Docent Educational Programs Photo

Docent Educational Programs

Education, Classroom, Tours, Planetarium & More!

Free Dat at the Museum Photo

Free Day at the Museum

Saturday, December 9th

Australia’s Ultimate Outback – the Kimberley


Petroglyph Lectures

 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

> YouTube 

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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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