The Museum is temporarily closed while we reIMAGINE our space.

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 With the Help of Our Community


CDMoD Plans to Reopen in 2023, reIMAGINED!


 The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert (CDMoD) is excited to share that we have a plan for reopening in a reimagined way, with our community’s supportWe worked with our original exhibitry company to design new experiences and programming that our community expects and deserves.   Those designs are being built right now!


Long term, we have five phases to include a reimagination of all three buildings, a building expansion and new construction, as well as an exterior plan. Our goal is to expand our experiences and programming to include all ages and family members.


In Phase One we are reimagining Building One to create a brand new, whimsical, creative, exciting space for our 0-8-year-olds. The space will include creative ways to imagine, express, move, experiment, explore and dream and will be comprised of over 40 new exhibits!  Our anticipated opening will be Fall 2023 and is dependent on community support and fabrication.  We have a budget of $3million for this first phase and we are counting on our community to help us get there!


We are grateful to the generous donors who have helped sustain the museum through its closure and throughout the last 22 years. Our future depends on your support. A large-scale campaign is launching to engage donors, corporate partners, sponsors and the community. Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert has been an institution in the valley (in two different locations) for three decades. Reopening CDMoD will take long-term planning and commitment from its staff, board of directors and greater Coachella Valley community.


If you would like to be a part of the reopening of the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert and for media inquiries please contact Cindy Burreson at or visit


Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert (CDMoD)


71701 Gerald Ford Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270