Rancho Mirage, CA


Their Mission

The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert is a valuable community resource for children and families to experience the joy of learning about themselves and the world around them. The museum inspires personal growth by engaging curiosity and creativity through hands-on explorations of exhibits and programs.

Their Values:



They value being a place that nurtures thoughtful, hands-on learning in a creative and engaging environment that celebrates learning as an innately joyful activity.


They value being a place where multigenerational family members can grow their relationships through comfortably exploring, sharing and learning together.


They value being a community resource and a welcoming place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share experiences while learning about themselves and our world

Museum Hours

Tuesday – Friday

10:00am to 4:00pm


10:00am to 5:00pm


12:00pm to 5:00pm

Members’ Hour: 11:00am to 12:00pm

Closed Monday

Open Designated Holidays

The price of admission includes admission to all Museum exhibits and daily programs. For a list of upcoming programs, please visit our calendar page

Members: Free

Children under the age of 12 months: Free

General Admission: $9.50 per person

Discounted Admission for Active-Duty Military, Veterans, and their Families: $6.50 per person, with valid military I.D.

Discounted Admission for Preschool and Elementary Educator: $6.50 per person with proof of employment


71701 Gerald Ford Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

For more information visit www.cdmod.org

Think The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert. Have fun and enjoy your time there!

“Your eyes are the lens,  the photographs are your memories” – Lynne Tucker