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MoAW, the Museum of Ancient Wonders, offers exhibitions of replicated and genuine treasured artifacts from the world of ancient civilizations and scientifically produced laboratory-cast fossils of important discoveries of prehistoric life.

A new and unique museum devoted to world-wide discoveries in the fields of paleontology, paleoanthropology, and archaeology, rarely experienced outside of larger communities, MoAW was expressly founded to provide access to exhibitions of this nature and scope for residents and visitors of the Coachella Valley on a permanent basis.

From the stunning treasures of the boy-pharaoh, Tutankhamun, recreated by Egyptian artisans with access to the originals, to ancient African tribal ritual masks and sculptures, to laboratory cast dinosaur fossils from more than 30 museums world-wide, including the skull of a T-rex from the L.A. County Museum, full-mounted Chasmosaurus from the Royal Ontario Museum, Dromaeosaurus from the Royal Tyrell Museum, and a baby Maiasaura from the Museum of the Rockies to mention a few.

Comprised of approximately 250 artifacts and fossils, fully curated into three distinct and one-of-a-kind exhibitions, the Museum of Ancient Wonders provides an opportunity for visitors of all ages to immerse themselves into the mesmerizing life of the Pharaoh, ancient African mysticism and to experience the international fossil record in one of the most comprehensive and diverse fossil collections ever assembled and rarely seen outside of their respective museums.

The Museum of Ancient Wonders is the place where the past enlightens the present, guiding a path to the future.

MoAW is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.

MoAW is a member of the American Alliance of Museums


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