Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Nature Lab

The Museum’s Nature Lab is open free to the public, offering hands-on experiences in natural history.

The Lab also contains a small collection of living vertebrate and invertebrate species for visitors to observe, many representing the animal and plant life of the Riverside region.

The lab is located on the second floor of the Museum. Drop in and to participate in hands-on activities, discover microscopes or watch Nature Lab attendants feed and care for the animals.

Programs and Activities

Special programs are available for boy and girl scouts and special needs groups. Appointments can be made by calling 951-826-5273.

Volunteer Opportunities

Students 16 and older, as well as adults, can help visitors of all ages enjoy their learning experiences in Nature Lab.

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Nature Lab Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Main Museum
3580 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: (951) 826-5273

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
8193 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504

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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