The China Lake Museum Foundation Invites You...
... to visit and tour the exciting China Lake Museum of Armament and Technology and learn about the rich air and surface weapon systems development heritage of the Navy's premier full-spectrum weapons research, development, and test facilities located in the Upper Mojave Desert at China Lake, California. The Museum is located on the US Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake. A large variety of present and past, US Navy aircraft, weapons and technology are available for close up viewing and scrutiny. In addition the Museum has a well stocked gift shop with books, videos, clothing and other paraphrenalia relative to the museum's exhibits. Much of the weapon development heritage of the China Lake facility--past, present, and future--is unique and irreplaceable, and has been nationally recognized as a critical resource that has provided advanced weapon system development and support for maintaining the United States' unsurpassed military strength from World War II to the present. The history of the China Lake military mission is unique indeed. The museum preserves and displays many unique achievements in naval air and surface armament and technology. Entrance into the Museum is free. Come visit us!!
- Monday through Saturday
- 10 AM to 4 PM
- Closed Sundays and major holidays
- Guest passes allowing entrance to NAWS China Lake are available for visiting the museum.
- Contact us at (760) 939-3530 for more information.
In addition, should you have the desire and interest, the Board of Directors of the China Lake Museum Foundation invites you to join us and participate in the support, operation, and expansion of this unique Navy museum and help preserve the history of the "Grand Experiment at China Lake" for today and for the generations to come.
For several years the Museum Foundation has been conducting a building fund in order to finance the construction a new musuem building in Ridgecrest, outside the China Lake facility property, which will allow easier visitor access to the museum. An artist's rendition of the current plan for the new building can be viewed here. If you are interested in participating in, or contributing to, the building fund or museum's Annual Dinner-Auction fund raising evert, please contact the museum.
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The Foundation will hold its 13th annual dinner-auction fundraiser at 5:00 PM on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at the Kerr McGee Center. Mark your calendar now to attend and support this year's dinner-auction. A exciting fun-filled evening with old friends is guaranteed. Full event information is provided in the dinner-auction flyer below.
On January 18, 2013, the Museum hosted the grand opening of a tribute to famous western and military artist, and former China Lake employee, Mr. Larry Zabel. The art exhibit is still available for viewing at the Museum.