Last updated: 10/3/2015
Apple Valley, California
Street Address
11873 Apple Valley Road
Apple Valley, CA 92308
Mailing Address
11873 Apple Valley Road
Apple Valley, CA 92308
phone: 760-240-2111
e-mail: ralmager@sbcm.sbcounty.gov
web: www.sbcountymuseum.org
Hours
Sunday, Wednesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Admissions

San Bernardino County Museum Association members are free.

We suggest contacting the main museum at 909.307.2669 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.

Adults: $5
Seniors: $4
Military: $4
Members: free
Students (): $2.50
Children under 5: Free
Staff
Lori Nahama, Promotions
Description

The Victor Valley Museum is a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum and maintains and develops unique cultural and natural science collections related to the High Desert.

Mission

Programs and events at the Victor Valley Museum engage families, children, educators, and people of all ages in educational STEM goals: science, technology, engineering and math. Whether walking through the museum galleries, alongside a prehistoric mammoth or a local hero; finding scavenger hunt artifacts; creating a model of earth, or breaking open geodes to see what?s inside, the Victor Valley Museum has a compelling story for everyone!

History

In 1976, the Victorville Courthouse installed temporary exhibits in its lobbies and hallways to honor the U.S. bicentennial in 1976. These exhibits were the catalyst for the formation of this local 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; and opened in 1992. Today, exhibits in the Victor Valley Museum are organized around the theme, "Discover Your Own Backyard." Visitors enjoy learning about the archaeology and anthropology, history, geology and paleontology, and biological sciences of the high desert.

Artifact Collections

Archaeology and anthropology, history, geology and paleontology, and biological sciences.

Research Collections

"Discover Your Own Backyard." Visitors enjoy learning about the archaeology and anthropology, history, geology and paleontology, and biological sciences of the high desert.

Educational Programs

Programs and events at the Victor Valley Museum engage families, children, educators, and people of all ages in educational STEM goals: science, technology, engineering and math. Whether walking through the museum galleries, alongside a prehistoric mammoth or a local hero; finding scavenger hunt artifacts; creating a model of earth, or breaking open geodes to see what?s inside, the Victor Valley Museum has a compelling story for everyone!

Facilities

Performance Areas

Library

Access: General Public

Appointment required: No

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

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