Visitor Center

Discover Hidden Treasure
Buried deep in the Mojave Desert is one of the biggest and richest deposits of borax on the planet. You will also find the Borax Visitor Center, one of the best kept secrets of the Southern California desert. Built in 1997, it had more than 126,845 visitors as of the end of 2010.

Hours of Operation
During normal hours of operation, the Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding major holidays and weather permitting.

Motorcycles: $2.00
Automobiles: $3.00
Buses: $12.00

Parking is accessible to recreational vehicles.

Be sure to visit the Twenty Mule Team Museum when you're in town:

26962 Twenty Mule Team Road.


The Borax Visitor Center Foundation
The Borax Visitor Center Foundation - made up of company and community leaders - oversees the disbursement of Visitor Center funds. All admission fees are donated to local non-profit organizations.

Borax Visitor Center Transportation Grant Program For California's Students
With the continued shortfall in the budgets of California's schools, tough decisions often must be made about program cuts. Educational field trips are often curtailed or even eliminated due to a shortage of program funding.

To Learn More

For more information, or to contact the Visitor Center, email us at 

or call (760) 762-7588.