City of Riverside California City of Riverside California City of Riverside California Human Resources
:: Programs For Youth & Family

The Museum's interactive educational programs give youth an opportunity to experience learning in a hands-on environment that encourages curiosity and participation.

  • Nature Lab 
    Investigate insects, research reptiles, ponder plants, or talk to one of our Nature Lab experts. The Nature Lab is home to over 30 living species of local and exotic animals and plants from insects, snakes, spiders, turtles, and more. Guests are able to watch animal feedings, view –through a microscope, and talk to an animal expert. This is an interactive space designed for learners of all ages.

  • Family Fun Days on First Sundays
    First Sunday each month ▪ 1:00 – 4:00 pm

    First Sundays is a monthly series of free family programs featuring cultural performances, film screenings, traditional craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, and more. Family Fun Days are featured the first Sunday of each month from October – May.

  • Discovery Day on Wednesdays
    Each Wednesday, kids will learn about different aspects of nature and science. Discovery Days feature hands-on activities, live animals and plants, and animal experts engaging kids in the process of discovery. Especially for kids ages 3 - 5. Free!

For more information, please contact the Curator of Education

Special Programs For . . .
Main Museum Hours
Tues-Wed-Fri 9 - 5 pm
Thursday 9 - 9 pm
Saturday 10 - 5 pm
Sunday 11 - 5 pm
Closed Major Holidays
Heritage House Hours
Sept - June
(Opens after Labor Day)
Friday 12 - 3 pm
Sat - Sun 12 - 3:30 pm