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Palm Springs and the Desert Resorts Sights

Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert

  • 71-701 Gerald Ford Dr. Map It
  • Rancho Mirage

Updated 05/08/2015

Fodor's Review

With instructive hands-on exhibits, this museum contains a miniature rock-climbing area, a magnetic sculpture wall, make-it-and-take-it-apart projects, a rope maze, and an area for toddlers. Kids can paint a VW Bug, work as chefs in the museum's pizza parlor, and build pies out of arts and crafts supplies. There's also a racetrack for which kids can assemble their own cars. The museum recently updated its store, making this one of the best spots to pick up educational gifts.

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71-701 Gerald Ford Dr., at Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, California, 92270, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $8
  • Jan.–Apr., daily 10–5; May–Dec., Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Updated 05/08/2015


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