Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley
Discover your own backyard through programs and exhibits about the cultural and natural heritage of the High Desert.
11873 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley, CA 92308
We suggest contacting the main museum at 909.307.2660 x 229 to make sure this site is open on the day you would like to visit, as we may experience temporary closures due to high wind or other factors during the year.
$5 (adult), $4 (senior/military), $2.50 student/child
Under 5 and Museum Association members free.
Wednesdays through Sundays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Group tours are by appointment.
The San Bernardino County Museum installed temporary exhibits in Victorville's courthouse lobbies and hallways to honor the U.S. bicentennial in 1976. These exhibits were the catalyst for the formation of a nonprofit museum, chartered in 1978. Displays remained in the courthouse for more than a decade until the Victor Valley Museum building was constructed in Apple Valley; it opened in 1992. The museum operated as a not-for-profit entity sustained by many community volunteers. In 2010, with the support of San Bernardino County First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt, the Victor Valley Museum returned to its roots, becoming a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum system.
Exhibits in the Victor Valley Museum are organized around the
theme, "Discover Your Own Backyard." Visitors will enjoy learning
about the archaeology and anthropology, history, geology and
paleontology, and biological sciences of the high desert.