Ocotillo Series

Ocotillo Blooms

Each spring, the desert comes alive as the wildflowers bloom and transform the Yuha Desert into a colorful canvas, and the best place to celebrate this is at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum!

A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT the museum features in the month of March. Ocotillo Blooms is a fun filled day that includes: hikes, a scavenger hunt, vendors, food, music, and a butterfly release.

Ocotillo Water Day

A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT the museum features in the month of July. Ocotillo Water Day is a fun filled day that includes: a raffle, sprinklers, misting stations, water gun fights, vendors, and a Desert Talk.

Ocotillo Rocks

Ocotillo Rocks! focuses on the importance of geology not only in the desert, but also the adjoining mountains of the desert and dunes on the eastern side of the Imperial Valley.

A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT the museum featured in the month of November. Ocotillo Rocks! is a fun filled day that includes: providing educational geological speeches, hikes and games.