Museum of Riverside

Museum of Riverside

Programs and Events 

At the Main Museum

3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501

First Sundays

Just a two more First Sundays before this program ends for the season. First Sundays are free, family-friendly events from 1-4 p.m. Please take note of First Sundays that will occur at different locations.

May 5, 2024 -
Captain Carl and His Mobile Tidepool (at the SSgt. Salvador J. Lara Casa Blanca Library, 2985 Madison Street)


The Museum of Riverside participates in the Downtown Riverside ArtsWalk held the first Thursday of each month 6-9 p.m.  Activity and ending time will vary.

NEW LOCATION IN 2024 - Main Street
May 2, 2024 -
Astronomy Day
June 6, 2024 -
Make a button to celebrate Pride Month

Nights with the Museum

Always Different, Never Boring

Attend fascinating discussions with people from our local community.  No previous expertise necessary!

First Fridays of the month  |  6:30 – 8:00 p.m.  FREE!

Located at the Main Library Community Room, 3900 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside.

Friday, May 3, 2024  |  6:30-8:00 p.m.
Steve Lech, Riverside Historical Society
“Riverside County Through the Lens of Burton Frasher”
Burton Frasher was the most prolific postcard photographer of the 1920s-1950s. Many of his postcards of Southern California and Indians of the Southwest are sought-after by collectors. Author and historian Steve Lech will discuss the life and work of Frasher and show many postcard views from throughout Riverside County.

Friday, June 7, 2024  |  6:30-8:00 p.m.
Phillip Stearnes, Ph.C., Department of Biology, UCR
“Life and Times of the Megalodon, the World's Largest Shark That Ever Lived”
New research shows just how big this ocean predator was, what it ate, how it lived, and why it became extinct.  Fossils of this super-shark have even been found in Riverside County, dating from the time when the area was under the Pacific Ocean.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

At Heritage House

8193 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504

Regular tours of Heritage House are held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (12:15-3:15 p.m.)
Please make a reservation for your free tour via Eventbrite link here.

Chinatown: A Home for All

Through June 30, 2024, visit Heritage House to see a special exhibition of Chinatown-related artifacts from the archaeological dig in the mid-1980s in Riverside. These and other objects from the collection tell the story of Riverside's Chinese migrants and their impact on the local economy and culture. See how migrant communities helped make Riverside a home for all.

Movies on the Lawn: Made in Riverside

Every third Friday during 2024, the Museum's 100th anniversary  |  gates open at sunset, film starts at dusk
Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and dress warmly. Popcorn and other snacks are available for cash purchase only.  Onsite parking is limited.

Every film has a connection to Riverside ... see if you can spot it each month!

April 19, 2024 - "Bug" (1975)

May 17, 2024 - "Vibes" (1988)

June 21, 2024 - "The Crime Doctor's Courage" (1945)


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Main Museum
3580 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: (951) 826-5273

Closed for Innovation
Heritage House
8193 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504

Open Sept (1st weekend after labor day) to June.

Monday - Thursday Closed
Friday - Sunday Open at 12:00 pm -
Last Tour at 3:15 pm
Closed Major Holidays
Harada House
Not Open to the Public
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