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Maturango Museum

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Excellent museum highlighting the Mojave Desert regiom

Great exhibits on the desert flora and fauna along with next door China Lake Naval Air Weapons... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve B
The exhibit was well done, my Grandson loved it.

My Grandson loved the exhibits, most of them are at a level low enough for small children to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Honeybell1
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great exhibits on the desert flora and fauna along with next door China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station. There is a nice gift shop, admission fees are reasonable and a friendly, helpful staff. Not a huge museum, but well organized and very informative.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Grandson loved the exhibits, most of them are at a level low enough for small children to see and be able to read the signs. The staff are great, they were able to answer questions my Grandson/

Thank Honeybell1
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Great program, the new extension has a fabulous gift shop lots of educational things for young children, for one of a kind gifts a great place to go...the exhibits are in the process of being expanded

Thank sevenseas1974
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Considering where you are this is a great museum. Not too large. Cheap. But it will get you an idea of the area, animals, history, etc. Gift shop, no food

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This museum is a gem. Nice exhibits and incredibly nice and accommodating staff. The two women working the desk were very knowledgeable and answered our numerous questions. They copied many pages of a guide book they had so we could take them as we explored...More

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 24 December 2017

A very nice museum. Really lovely gift shop. The day I was there a group of middle-schoolers were boisterously involved in a project. I received an apology for their noisy outbursts from a staff member, but hey, kids enjoying school? Not a problem!

1  Thank T L
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The indoor exhibits are housed in a light & airy new building so lighting is good. The museum is not that large but had a good display of artefacts. There is also an area which houses temporary exhibits such as artwork & crafts. There is...More

1  Thank David E
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

What a neat place. It's free for children. They loved the outdoor maze and we learned about the desert plants and animals. A must stop for tourists.

1  Thank Diana P
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

If you want to know anything about Ridgecrest and want to buy quality gifts without a huge price, this is the place!

1  Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a cool little stop if you have the time. A lot of interesting history about the geology, original inhabitants, mining, western industrialization, etc and a neat little gift shop as well. If you are in a rush to get to points north or...More

1  Thank Joe A
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