Join us at our new location!


Monday – Saturday: 10AM – 4PM
Sunday: Closed

Closed all Major Holidays


Phone: (760) 677-2866 **New Number**
Fax: (760) 939-0564


(Ridgecrest Museum)

China Lake Museum Foundation
130 East Las Flores
Ridgecrest, CA 93555


Mailing Address

China Lake Museum Foundation
P.O. Box 217
Ridgecrest, CA 93556-0217

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The Museum has moved off of the Naval base and no base pass is currently needed to visit!

Driving Directions

The Museum is located near the corner of Las Flores and Ridgecrest Blvd. in Ridgecrest, CA. Next to the Maturango Museum and across the street from the Ridgecrest Library.

From the North

If arriving while driving north on US 395 from San Bernardino, or south on US 395 from Lone Pine, or north on Hwy 14 from Lancaster, turn east on Hwy 178 (also known as Inyokern Road) and drive east 10 miles to the stoplight at the intersection of Inyokern Road with China Lake Blvd.  Turn south onto China Lake Blvd and drive 1.5 miles and turn east at the light onto you reach Las Flores Ave. The museum will be on the north side of the street.


If arriving while driving west from Trona or Death Valley, continue through town to the stoplight at China Lake Blvd and turn right (north) and drive 1 block north on China Lake Blvd to the stoplight at the intersection of China Lake Blvd and Las Flores Ave. Turn right (east) on Las Flores Ave. The museum will be on the north side of the street.


Set your destination as "130 E Las Flores Ave, Ridgecrest, CA 93555e" in google use the "Get Directions" to the museum.