Museums & Nature Centers

The desert is a hotbed of cool culture, with museums for every interest and age. Spend the day watching planes and learning about the history of aviation at the Palm Springs Air Museum. If art is your thing, the Palm Springs Art Museum offers not only an excellent collection, but special events for all ages.

If you’re looking for insight into the rich history of the area, the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, the Palm Springs Historical Society, and Desert Hot Spring’s Cabot’s Pueblo Museum are for you!

Nature abounds in the desert, so be sure to explore The Living Desert Zoo & Gardens, Tahquitz Canyon, and the beautiful trails of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.

There is too much to do in just one visit, so plan to come back again–and bring friends!