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 support. We 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

Our Mission

The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert is a valuable community resource for children and families to experience the joy of learning about themselves and the world around them. The museum inspires personal growth by engaging curiosity and creativity through hands-on explorations of exhibits and programs.

Our Values

  • Learning
    We value being a place that nurtures thoughtful, hands-on learning in a creative and engaging environment that celebrates learning as an innately joyful activity.
  • Family
    We value being a place where multigenerational family members can grow their relationships through comfortably exploring, sharing and learning together.
  • Community
    We value being a community resource and a welcoming place where people of all ages and backgrounds can come together to share experiences while learning about themselves and our world.

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June, 2024




August 26,2019

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