Natural History

The Natural History Wing offers an excellent overview of the beauty of the Mojave Desert.
  • Desert Fauna Dioramas Visitors can see a wide variety of native animals in their natural habitat.
  • Insects of the Mojave An informative display for the hobby entomologist.
  • Desert Traces  A comprehensive display of skulls and scat that can be found on a desert hike.
  • Paleontology Specimens An introduction to fauna and flora from long ago.
  • Gems and Minerals   The museum displays many rock and mineral examples from California and around the world.

Cultural History

In the Cultural History Wing visitors will be introduced to the long and ever changing history of the Morongo Basin.
  • Native American History Beautiful objects allow a glimpse into daily life of the original residents. We also offer a critical look at how native cultures have been historically treated in museum exhibits. 
  • Early Settlers Items used by cattlemen and pioneers, everything from barbed wire to perfume bottles.
  • Mining in the Hi-Desert Tools of the trade and treasures found.
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