The China Lake Museum Foundation Invites You...

... to visit and tour the exciting China Lake Museum of Armament and Technology and learn about the rich air and surface weapon systems development heritage of one of the Navy's premier weapons research, development, and test facilities located in the Upper Mojave Desert at China Lake, California. The Museum is located on the US Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake. A large variety of present and past, US Navy aircraft, weapons and technology are available for close up viewing and scrutiny. In addition the Museum has a well stocked gift shop with books, videos, clothing and other paraphrenalia relative to the museum's exhibits. Much of the weapon development heritage of the China Lake facility--past, present, and future--is unique and irreplaceable, and has been nationally recognized as a critical resource that has provided advanced weapon system development and support for maintaining the United States' unsurpassed military strength from World War II to the present. The museum preserves and displays many unique achievements in naval air and surface armament and technology. Entrance into the Museum is free. Come visit us!!


  • Monday through Saturday
  • 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Closed Sundays and major holidays
  • Guest passes allowing entrance to NAWS China Lake are available for visiting the museum.
  • Contact us at (760) 939-3530 for more information.

In addition, should you have the desire and interest, the Board of Directors of the China Lake Museum Foundation invites you to join us and participate in the support, operation, and expansion of this unique Navy museum and help preserve the history of the "Grand Experiment at China Lake" for today and for the generations to come.
For the most up to date information on Museum events, join us on the CLMF Facebook Page

On June 4, 2011, the CLMF held its fun-filled and action-packed Annual Dinner-Auction Fundraiser event. This dinner auction is the Museum's primary annual fundraising activity.

2011 Dinner-Auction Pix

Mark your calendar now to attend next year's Dinner-Auction in June 2012!

Note: The China Lake Museum Foundation is incorporated in the State of California as a non-profit public corporation organized for educational purposes. The Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a charitable organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The pertinent business documents relative to the Foundation's organization and tax status are available for viewing. Additional CLMF documents (Forms 990, yearly audits, et cetera) can be obtained from the CLMF Business Office.