Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside Metropolitan Museum

DISCOVERY DAYS


3rd Wednesday of every month, 1:30 – 4:30 pm, FREE!
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Discovery Days is an ongoing children’s program that takes place on the third Wednesday of every month. The program focused on teaching kids about different aspects of nature and science, which features hands-on activities engaging kids in the process of discovery. This program is best for ages 3 - 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Nature Lab is open from 1:30 - 4:30, so be sure to stop by! Groups of 7+, please call at least one week in advance. Activities are subject to change.


 

April 20, 2016 - The California Palm Tree

I’m a Big Fan, Are You? The California Palm Tree boasts big, fan-shaped leaves and broad trunks that rise majestically from the desert oases of Southern California. Join us as we learn all about the only native palm tree to this region, make unique artwork with guest artist Maurice Howard, and learn how this tree has played a role in the lives of American Indians.

May 18, 2016 – La Cucaracha!
Some shiver at the mere mention, and others squeal with fear and disgust, but these misunderstood creatures are much cooler than you might have thought! So, come on down, meet our roaches in the lab, and get to know them a little bit better. Who knows, you might make a new friend!?!


June 15, 2016 – Through the Microscope: Nematodes and Other Tiny Things
Nematodes are the most numerous multicellular animals on the planet. Guest scientist, Dr. Paul De Ley from UCR will lead kids through the basics of microscopy as we learn about these unique worms and other microscopic living things along the way.

Come back to see what we have in store for you ...
July 20, 2016
August 17, 2016
September 21, 2016
October 19, 2016
November 16, 2016
December 21, 2016

 

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Main Museum
Address:
3580 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: (951) 826-5273

Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Friday* 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
*Open 9am – 9pm on the First Thursday of the Month for Arts Walk
Closed Major Holidays
Heritage House
Address:
8193 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504

Hours
Open Sept (1st weekend after labor day) to June.
Monday - Thursday Closed
Friday - Sunday Noon - 3:30pm
Closed Major Holidays
Harada House
Not Open to the Public
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