Palm Springs Museums

Palm Springs Air Museum
745 North Gene Autry Trail
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-778-6262
The Palm Springs Air Museum is the legendary home to some of the greatest flying fighting machines of WWII. At any given time you will find a Hellcat, Wildcat, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt, B-25 Mitchell and the most majestic bomber of them all…a B-17 Flying Fortress. Robert Pond’s collection is truly amazing and on every other Saturday the roaring sound of those mighty engines are heard throughout Palm Springs as one of them revs up for a dramatic fly-over … more
Cabot’s Old Indian Pueblo Museum
East Desert View Avenue
Desert Hot Springs, CA
760-329-7610
Featuring a Native American art gallery and authentic trading post, Cabot’s Old Indian Pueblo Museum is a Hopi-styled structure painstakingly crafted over a 20-year period. Open Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: $2.50 adults, $2 seniors, $1 16 and under.
Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
71-701 Gerald Ford Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
760-321-0602 Fax: (760) 321-1605
A Hand-On Museum with over 50 exhibits for children to manipulate, explore, and discover such as “Dig It” our archaeological dig where children can dig for actual Cahuilla Indian artifact replicas. Our campus boasts an Outdoor Amphitheater, the Dinah Shore Center for Performing Arts, a Covered Picnic Area, Community Gardens, and a beautifully landscaped campus. We offer many great programs including Camps, Field Trips, Toddler Programs, Birthday Parties and More!
Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM and Mondays during months January-April from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission is $8 per person ages 2 and up. Membership is $25 per person annually.
Coachella Valley Museum & Cultural Center
82-616 Miles Ave.
Indio, CA
760-342-6651
Features the handiwork and artistry of those native to the Coachella Valley.
10am – 4pm Wednesday – Saturday, 1 – 4pm Sunday, Sept – June
Docent program, classes, gift shop. $1, seniors, children 50 cents.
Heartland
The California Museum of the Heart
Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA
760-32-HEART
Featuring an interactive 104 seat “Happy Heart” Cinema, the California Museum of the Heart will get your blood pumping with fun facts about your body’s most powerful machine! Open Monday thru Friday 7am – 7pm Saturday Sept – May, 8am – noon. Closed Sunday and most holidays.
Suggested donation: Adults $2.50, Seniors 62 and older $2, Children 6 – 17,
students or military with ID 50 cents. Members and children 6 and under free.
Jude E. Poynter Golf Museum
Fred Waring Drive & San Pablo Avenue
Palm Desert, CA
760-341-2491
Dedicated to the Coachella Valley’s most popular sport.
Open daily 8am – 8pm or by request at driving range.
Victor J. LoBue Institute of Golf, College of the Desert.
General George Patton Memorial Museum
760- 227-3483
Dedicated to the life of the famous commander of the US 3rd Army who miraculously rescued the Americans trapped at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. The General George Patton Memorial Museum does proud justice to one of the greatest military leaders in American history.
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission $3 adults, $2.75 seniors, under 12 free.
30 miles east of Indio / take I-10 to Chiriaco exit.
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-322-4800
Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley’s ONLY art museum, the Palm Springs Art Museum features contemporary & Western art, culture, art classes and workshops for children and adults, the Annenberg Theater, basketry by the indigenous Cahuilla Indians, a Contemporary Glass Center, and regularly changing art exhibitions… more
The Palm Springs Historical Society
221 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-323-8297
Built in 1885, The McCallum Adobe was the first pioneer home built in Palm Springs. Nine years later, Welwood Murray (Palm Springs’ first hotel owner) created Miss Cornelia White’s quaint “Little House” out of railroad ties. It is also the home of Palm Springs’ first telephone. Both are open to the public from October thru May… more
Twentynine Palms Historical Museum
6136 Adobe Road
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
Archaeological artifacts from the early Sarrano/Morongo tribes are displayed alongside those of the first pioneering settlers.
Village Green Heritage Center
In the heart of Palm Springs
221-223 S. Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, California
During the 50th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Palm Springs (April 1988), 4000 engraved bricks were used to build the walkways leading into the Village Heritage Center. The Center is dedicated to those hardy pioneers who first settled the area. The museums in the center are:

McCallum Adobe
Built in 1885, the home of the Palm Springs Historical Society is also the first pioneer home built in Palm Springs. Containing the personal memorabilia of Pearl McCallum McManus, the McCallum Adobe provides a fascinating portal into the frontier days of Palm Springs. Open Wednesday & Sunday noon – 3pm, Thursday – Saturday 10am – 4pm. Closed end of May to mid-October, 50 cents.
760-323-8297
Miss Cornelia White’s House
Alongside Palm Springs first telephone, Miss White’s bibles are still here in this famous abode built in 1894 of railroad ties. Open Wed. & Sun. Noon – 3pm, Thursday – Saturday 10am – 4pm. Closed end of May to mid-October 50 cents.
760-323-8297. Ruddy’s General Store Museum
Featuring 6,000 UNUSED items, Ruddy’s General Store seems as if it was transported from the sidewalk of the Yellow Brick Road. In fact, if you had seen the premier of the Wizard of Oz in 1939 you would have found yourself buying your dry goods that day in a store EXACTLY like this. Open October – June Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm, July – September Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm. Admission 50 cents. 760-327-2156

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum Information Center
Features artifacts, jewelry, music and photographs of the indigenous Cahuilla Indians. You should make it a point to poke your head in and pay your respects. After all, these guys were here first…
Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday noon – 3pm. Free.
760-323-0151


The Desert Holocaust Memorial
Located at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park
San Pablo and Fred Waring
760-325-7281
Over 6,000,000 innocents perished in the Holocaust and The Desert Holocaust Memorial is a devastating reminder of that horrible episode in history that happened only a little more than 50 years ago. Located within Civic Center Park in Palm Desert, The Desert Holocaust Memorial features seven towering bronze figures surrounded by cobblestone and lighting influenced by that at the Auschwitz Extermination Camp.
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