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, live animals and plants, and animal experts 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! And continue the fun with our new Storytime Corner!
|December 18 - "The Amazing Cochineal
Insect (Yes, that is an
You've probably eaten, or maybe even worn this insect, even if you don't know it! The Cochineal insect has been used as a dye for food, clothing, and cosmetics for centuries and still is used today! Learn all about this scale insect as we create a truly unique art piece!
|January 15 - "The Highs and Lows of
(Topics: Barometric pressure, rain, clouds, rainbows)
High pressure, low pressure: what does it mean? Kids will explore some basic scientific principles that help forecasters predict the weather, make their very own barometer, and explore how clouds form and rain works.
|February 19 - "Great Pacific Garbage
(Topics: pollution, ocean currents, recycling)
A gyre is a place in the ocean where currents meet and create a whirlpool where ocean debris accumulates. Millions of pieces of trash and plastics build up to form a gyre, such as the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch”, which is one of 5 floating around in the Earth’s oceans. Kids will learn how these patches of garbage are harming sea life, how ocean currents work, the importance of recycling, and create a unique piece of art work using garbage.
|March 19 - "A Flower’s Best Friend"
(Topics: Pollination, seeds, flowers, pollinators, mutualism)
To reproduce, fruit and other flowering plants rely on a reproductive process called pollination. Some plants can self-pollinate, while others need some “outside help” from a pollinator, such as a honey bee. Kids will enjoy learning about the different insects, birds, and bats that help pollinate flowers as they learn why both flower and friend mutually benefit from the pollination process.
3580 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 826-5273
|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|
8193 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
Open Sept (1st weekend after labor day) to June.
|Monday - Thursday||Closed|
|Friday - Sunday||Noon - 3:30pm|
|Closed Major Holidays|
|Not Open to the Public|