Victor Valley Museum

Inside the Museum

A WWII military exhibit with uniforms, photos and equipment including personal gear.

Military in the Mojave Exhibit

Victor Valley Mastodon display.

Mastodon Exhibit

A mining display at Victor Valley Museum.

Mining Exhibit

A wall display of minerals with a microscope of a mineral displayed on an enlarged monitor above it at the Victor Valley Museum.

Minerals Exhibit


11873 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley, CA 92308
(760) 995-8770


The Victor Valley Museum maintains and develops a unique cultural and natural science collection related to the High Desert that includes geological and paleontological specimens, Native American artifacts, and historical objects. Founded in 1976 to honor the U.S. Bicentennial, the museum was created in the halls of the Victorville courthouse until moving to its current site in Apple Valley in 1992. Since 2010, the Victor Valley Museum has been a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum system.

Curious City!

Discover your own backyard through programs and exhibits about the cultural and natural heritage of the High Desert. Preschoolers can explore their own backyard in Curious CITY! Curious City! is a hands-on environment that encourages pretend play in a kid-sized small town. Motor skills, learning, and social interactions are encouraged in an atmosphere of fun, imagination, and make-believe. Building structures, games, puzzles, art and reading activities contribute to the development of age-level skills. As a space separate from the museum’s other exhibits, younger children can safely play without the tumult that can occur when the room is shared with older children.


  • Wednesdays through Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed on all County-observed holidays and Easter Sunday
  • School and group tours are by appointment only. Call (760) 995-8770 for more information.

Admission Fees:

  • $10 Adult
  • $8 Senior/Military
  • $7 Student
  • $5 Children ages 6-12
  • Children under 5 are free
  • Museum Association members are free

The Victor Valley Museum is a participant in the Museums on Us® program which offers Bank of America credit or debit cardholders free admission on the first full weekend of every month. View the program qualifications.

The Victor Valley Museum is a participant in the Museums for All program, a national cooperative initiative between the Association of Children’s Museums and the Institute of Museums and Library Services that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. Costs of admission are privately funded by the nonprofit San Bernardino County Museum Association and U.S. Bank.

  • January 1 (New Year’s Day)
  • Third Monday in January (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • Third Monday in February (President’s Day)
  • Last Monday in May (Memorial Day)
  • June 19 (Juneteenth)
  • July 4 (Independence Day)
  • First Monday in September (Labor Day)
  • Second Monday in October (Columbus Day)
  • November 11 (Veterans Day)
  • Third Thursday in November (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Third Friday in November (Day After Thanksgiving)
  • December 24 (Day before Christmas)
  • December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • December 31 (Day before New Year’s)
  • *Easter Sunday (Non-County holiday)