Palm Springs Museums & History
Palm Springs has museums with world-class art, in-depth history, and unique exhibits. A trip to the museum is the perfect way to spend the day with family and friends. Here is our list of some of the best and most interesting museums to visit in the desert city.
Learn about the history and culture of the Cahuilla Indians at the Agua Caliente Museum
. Explore the spirited stories about the life of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, other Cahuilla people and Native American heritage through exhibits and collections that preserve the past and document the culture's journey to present day.
Address: 219 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 - MAP
Phone: (760) 323-0151
Located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the Palm Springs Art Museum
is known as one of the best mid-sized art museums in the USA. The striking museum enjoys an unbelievable setting at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains, and presents exhibits ranging from contemporary California artworks to works by Native American Artists.
Address: 101 North Museum Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262 - MAP
Phone: (760) 322-4800
Kids play to learn at the Children’s Discovery Museum
, where more than 50 hands-on exhibits beg to be touched, pulled apart, and put back together again. Learning centers include Today I Want to Be, How Things Work, Science Rules and more. This is the place to discover how learning can be serious fun!
Address: 71701 Gerald Ford Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 - MAP
Phone: (760) 321-0602
Pay homage to military air power at the Palm Springs Air Museum
, home base to the nation’s largest collection of WWII flying aircraft. Pilot through three modern, air-conditioned hangers to see the planes and understand the history behind the most costly conflict ever fought, taking the lives of over 70 million people.
Address: 745 North Gene Autry Trail Palm Springs, CA 92262 - MAP
Phone: (760) 778-6262
Get a closer look at desert animals from around the globe when you visit The Living Desert
attraction in Palm Springs. This park is an indoor and outdoor wildlife preserve that's home to nearly 40 native animal species and hundreds of succulent plants. The wildlife preserve also presents a wealth of information about the deserts of the world and the animals that inhabit them.
Address: 47900 Portola Avenue Palm Desert, CA 92260 - MAP
Phone: (760) 346-5694