Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Public Programs & Special Events

UPCOMING:                  

Discovery Days (Ages 3 – 10)
Third Wednesday of the Month
Arts Walk Riverside Arts Walk (Youth-Adult)
First Thursday of the Month
First Sundays  First Sundays Family Day (Family/Children)

What's Happening By Month

January 2017

January 7 Nature Hikes at the Ameal Moore Nature Center - Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park- 400 Central Avenue www.mysycamorecanyon.com - Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water.

January 11 – Culture Quest – Snakes - Join us as we explore how other cultures around the world have viewed snakes!  1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

January 14– 2nd Saturdays at the Ameal Moore Nature Center – Skunks - 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park - 400 Central Avenue

January 18– Discovery Days – Reptiles - What can we learn from turtles, snakes and lizards that live in the deserts of Southern California? 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

 January 21 Ameal Moore Nature Center - 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park - 400 Central Avenue - Dr. Mark Hoddle talks Invasive Insects - What's bugging California?  Ever wonder what's invaded your area?  Dr. Mark Hoddle is here to help!  Join us as we discuss invasive insect species with UCR's Director of the Center for Invasive Species Research.  Come investigate for yourself at this fun and informative day at the nature center with special guest Dr. Mark Hoddle, UCR's Biological Control Specialist and Principal Investigator

 January 27 – “Science Chats” for Adults - Vector Control Expert talks about Zika - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. - Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park - 400 Central Avenue - Join us for our first adult lecture series in the park: Science Chats!  Do you have questions about Zika? Don't panic! We're here to be your guide! Join us for an adult evening in the Sycamore Canyon as we discuss the Zika virus with our friendly neighborhood Riverside County Vector Control expert, Bill Van Dyke. This event is for ages 16 and up. Please leave the little ones at home.

February 2017

February 1 – Arts Walk - Celebrate Hollywood's Black History 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

February 4 Nature Hikes at the Ameal Moore Nature Center 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park - 400 Central Avenue

February 5 – First Sunday - Celebrate Hollywood's Black History - 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

February 8 – Culture Quest – Rabbits - 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Hop on over to the museum and join us as we focus on rabbits! 

February 11– 2nd Saturdays at the Ameal Moore Nature Center - "Do that Birdy Boogie" Bird courtship dances 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park - 400 Central Avenue

February 17 – “Science Chat” for Adults – Coyotes - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. - Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park - 400 Central Avenue - Mary S. Roberts Animal Shelter staff will discuss safety tips and ways to coexist with coyotes in the neighborhood.  Biologists will also be joining us to discuss coyotes and their place in the eco system.

Annual Special Events

 An Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social  at Heritage House (June, 2017)

Chinese Moon Festival at Heritage House (September, 2017)

Victorian Christmas Open House at Heritage House (December, 2017)


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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 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
First Tour of the Day – 11:45 am
Last Tour of the Day – 3:30 pm
Gates close at 4:00 pm
Closed Major Holidays
Harada House
Not Open to the Public
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