Agua Caliente Cultural Museum

Opening 2020

Cultural Museum • Oasis Trail & Gathering Plaza • Agua Caliente Spa & BathHouse

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

The new Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is under construction and set to open in 2020. The new museum, designed by JCJ Architecture, will be located at the corner of E. Tahquitz Canyon Way and S. Indian Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. The new museum is intended as a home to celebrate the history, culture and modern times of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Inspiration for the museum’s design includes Agua Caliente traditions such as basket weaving and pottery (ollas) and elements found among the natural desert landscape. The design reflects the Tribe’s values and ongoing commitment to the Agua Caliente people. In addition, the project site is the home of the Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Spring.

“This new museum will allow us to reconnect to our own cultural heritage while sharing it with others.”
~ Tribal Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe ~
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians

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Vision - Twenty and twenty

To reach the Museum Administration office, please call 760-778-1079.

The new cultural center at the corner of Tahquitz and Indian in downtown Palm Springs will feature a museum and Agua Caliente Spa & Bathhouse that celebrates the Tribe’s ancient Agua Caliente Hot Mineral Springs, a gathering plaza, gardens and an oasis trail. Inspiration for the cultural center’s design includes Agua Caliente traditions such as basket weaving and pottery (ollas) and elements found in nature including desert landscapes, Andreas Canyon rock formations, the Andreas Canyon stream and the Washingtonia filifera palm trees – the only native palm tree to the California desert. The Agua Caliente’s partners on the project include: JCJ Architecture and the Penta Building Group.