Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert

Rancho Mirage, CA

Where are we going?

Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert
71-701 Gerald Ford Drive Rancho Mirage
CA 92270


What is there to do?

If you want a special place designed just for kids and families to experience the joy of learning about themselves and the world around them, then it might be time to explore the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert!

All of the hands-on exhibits within this children's museum inspire personal growth, and curiosity, through their exploration, and with over 80 exhibits across three galleries, kids of all ages really can have an amazing learning experience through play!

The Annenberg Gallery is the museum's largest exhibit space, with Toddlertown, MakerSpace and Buster Road, just to name a few!

At Dinah Shore exhibit, kids can build their own race car, and discover sciences like wind, their own bodies, and more!

The Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert also has some super fun outdoor exhibits where kids can check out some friendly creatures including turtles, hit the trike track, make some music in the Music Garden or discover a variety of plants in their Discovery Garden (and kids, check out the edible plants too!)

It's worth checking out the toddler programs just for those smallest of visitors where they can build their social, emotional and development skills, and they also have super fun events, like Family Dance Nights, Butterfly Release and seasonal fun with Santa, so check out the website for those!

A fun day of play at this very child friendly discovery museum! Just what will you discover when you visit?

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9.95

Children: $9.95

Discount: $5 after 5pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month

Free Under: 12 months


Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff before you go if you have any questions about accessibility


When can we go?

Mid-Nov to Labor Day: 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday, 1pm - 5pm Sunday (8pm on the 3rd Wednesday) / Closed Mondays rest of year, except during school holidays

Open year round, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day


Any top tips?

Toddler programs take place from 9:15am - 10am before the Museum opens to the general public and are led by a certified and experienced Early Childhood Educator.

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