7.Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert
The Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert is a wonderful place where kids and parents can discover, create, explore, and experiment together through hands-on activities. A visit to this Palm Springs children’s museum is educational in many ways—build your own race car, find out how lie detectors work, participate in weekend workshops, and engage in more activities. Encompassing six and a half acres, this super fun Palm Springs museum also offers an outdoor play space and family picnic areas where you can hang out after your tour.
8. Frey House II
Albert Frey, a prominent figure in Palm Springs history, is one of the most influential modern architects of our time. Over the course of a prolific career, Frey produced more than 200 building designs, including notable landmarks like the Palm Springs City Hall and the Aerial Tramway Valley Station. Perched on the hillside on Tahquitz Canyon Way, Frey House ll is the architect’s long-time residence and serves as a Palm Springs museum that gives you a peek into his life.
9. Palm Springs Historical Society
The Palm Springs Historical Society is a non-profit organization that houses and operates two museums and a research center at the Welwood Murray Memorial Library. Established in 1955 by Melba Berry Bennett, the museums call the two oldest buildings in Palm Springs their home. The McCallum Adobe (1884) and the Cornelia White House (1893) host revolving and permanent exhibits, a research center, archives, and a store. Check out these two Palm Springs museums for free and learn about the city’s vibrant past.