Please excuse our appearance- we're remodeling.

 Please forgive any broken or unattached links, we have begun remodeling our website. April 2014



The Imperial Valley Desert Museum is a new facility in the heart of the Yuha Desert housing Native American and historic artifacts collected from within the Imperial Valley. Opening a new museum in the twenty-first century, we do not want to be seen as an exhibit within four walls, but we want to engage and interact outside of the limitations of the “box,” our new building, both metaphorically and physically. We are currently developing interactive exhibits to engage visitors with the Imperial Valley’s rich desert history. 

Come visit the museum as we re-curate the archaeology collection that has been in storage for more than 30 years.


  Thursday: 10:00am-3:00pm 

  Friday:       10:00am-3:00pm

  Saturday:  10:00am-3:00pm


 Come to our Volunteer Days and actually help us curate the collection: Every Friday and Saturday 10am - 3pm, or by appointment. 


Preserve, Interpret, Celebrate


  • The mission of the Imperial Valley Desert Museum is to preserve, interpret and celebrate the deserts of Southern California through outstanding collections, research, and educational programs.
  • Our goal is to be the foremost research and educational institution devoted to the preservation, interpretation, and celebration of the Imperial Valley desert.



All photographs taken by IVDM staff or used with permission by Joselito Villero and Michael Field. All rights reserved.2014.