Now Reopen!


It's official!  On Wednesday, 4/14/21, IVDM has reopened to the public.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, our hours have been adjusted to allow staff additional time for exhibit sanitation & cleaning:

Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-3pm

All live events and public programming remain suspended until further notice, but have been moved to a virtual Zoom environment. 

Please check our "Calendar of Events" for more information.


At the Imperial Valley Desert Museum, we celebrate the desert in all its beauty and all that it has to offer. We encourage you to step outside and get to know the wonders in your own backyard!

The IVDM operates and has partnered with a number of local groups to provide safe, responsible, and supervised opportunities to hike and explore our local region and its treasures.

For those just getting started (or looking to get back into it), we encourage you to consider the IVDM Lowlanders hiking program -- a hiking group for beginners to get out and explore through short, 2-mile, flatland experiences.

For the more adventurous and experienced, please check out our partner: the Jacumba Hikers!