Planning a visit to Desert X? Desert X installations are available free and require no ticket.
Installations are open daily from dawn to sunset, however, please be aware that the installations listed below have unique open hours. 


Photography at Desert X

Visitors are welcome to take photos and videos of Desert X sites for their personal use, however, staged photos (photo shoots, wedding, engagement, graduation, school teams, etc.) are not allowed as it disturbs other guests. Violation of this policy may result in your being asked to leave the premises. This no-photo policy is in place to enhance the visitor experience and to ensure guests look closely at and thoroughly enjoy Desert X. Commercial photography and videography require special permission. The personal or commercial sale of photos of Desert X is strictly prohibited.
Please email for permission questions.


Desert X Hub

Desert X Hub at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club is where you can pick up a catalog and map, shop Desert X merchandise, and artists' books, and visit with Desert X volunteers and staff to learn more about Desert X.

The Hub at Ace Hotel & Swim Club is now located in the lobby.
Open Thursday - Monday: 12pm - 4pm.
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.


Bus Tours

Docent-led bus tours of Desert X installations are offered Saturday and Sunday through April 30, 2017.
For more information and to buy tickets, click HERE.


Desert X sites are free to visit and tickets are not required. Visit sites during daylight hours.
The following sites have specific hours:

Gabriel Kuri's Donation Box: April 22 - 23: 10am - 4pm
Viewable anytime through the window storefront.

Doug Aitken: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 7:30pm
No Dogs Allowed

Sherin Guirguis at Whitewater: Daily, 8am - 5pm

Tavares Strachan: Wed - Sun, 7pm - 10pm

Lita Albuquerque at Sunnylands: Thurs - Sun, 8:30am - 3:45pm
(Gate closes at 4pm, do not arrive past 3:45pm)

Jeffrey Gibson's ALIVE can be seen 24/7 from the street outside the Palm Springs Art Museum.
For entry to the sculpture garden and the museum, hours are: 
Sun, Mon, Tues, Sat: 10am - 5pm, Thurs & Fri: 12pm - 9pm, closed Wednesday.

Glenn Kaino: Open daily, 7:30am - 7:30pm
For access, text "hollowearth" to 41411.

Will Boone: Open daily, 7am - 7pm

Phillip K. Smith III: Open daily, sunrise to sunset 

Claudia Comte: Open daily, sunrise to sunset

Rob Pruitt and Juliao Sarmento's temporary installations have now concluded.

Due to the theft and removal of artworks Richard Prince's Third Place is no longer open to the public.