Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Programs and Events



Tour Uncovering Ancient Mexico: The Mystery of Tlatilco with guest curator Catharina Santasilia
Sunday, November 18, 2018, 1:00 pm |  Riverside Art Museum

40th Annual Victorian Christmas Open House
Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 11:30 am - 4:30 pm | Free | Heritage House
Step back in time and experience the spirit of a traditional Victorian Christmas one would have seen in the 1890s. This family-friendly celebration features Father Christmas; a unique range of musical entertainment which includes caroling, authoharps, dulcimers, bagpipes, and a barbershop quartet; sweets and hot-mulled cider

Citrus Heritage Day
Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 12 - 4 pm | Free | Arlington Library, 9556 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503
Celebrate citrus!  Join us at the library for a fun-filled day of citrus-themed activities including story time, hands-on crafts, and visit the small exhibition in the library's lobby to learn more about the citrus history of the Arlington area!

First Sundays - Gung Hay Fat Choy!
Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 1 – 4 pm | Free | RMM Front Steps
Visit the Riverside Metropolitan Museum on Sunday, February 3, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm during First Sundays for a special family activity celebrating the Chinese New Year (actual date 02/05). Learn Chinese games, make special crafts to help celebrate, and don’t miss out on the special lion dance performance!
First Sundays - Beans (It’s National Bean Day!)
Sunday, January, 6, 2019 | 1 – 4 pm | Free | RMM Front Steps
Everybody knows that the bean is a magical fruit! Let's learn about the history of the bean, plant your own, and make some bean-themed artwork!

First Sundays - Citrus
Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 1 – 4 pm | Free | RMM Front Steps
Visit the Museum for some citrus fun. Learn about the history of the city’s citrus industry. Create your own orange crate label and “pick oranges” like workers in the 19th century groves. We’ll be making orange juice and tasting a variety of citrus fruits!

First Sundays - Interesting Insects
Sunday, April 7, 2019 | 1 – 4 pm | Free | RMM Front Steps
Let’s learn all about the largest group of animal species --insects! From ants to beetles, we’ll explore all the cool things that make insects so important to life here on Earth! Special guests from UCR’s Department of Entomology will be here with live insects!

First Sundays - Captain Carl and His Mobile Tidepool
Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 1 – 4 pm | Free | RMM Front Steps
The Captain will bring live sea animals to discuss how climate change is affecting our fragile ecosystem and will give kids the special opportunity to interact with it. Kids will have the opportunity to hold a starfish, squeeze a sea squirt, and touch an urchin. 

Chinese Moon Festival 
Friday, September, 13, 2019 | 6 - 8 pm | Heritage House
The Chinese Moon Festival, which is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a traditional Chinese Celebration that dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It is celebrated every year on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar when the moon is at its fullest and brightest of the year. Traditionally, it is a family holiday, when families gather to watch the full moon rise and enjoy pastries made specifically for the event called “moon cakes”. These small cakes along with hot tea will be available for purchase during the festival.


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