Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Public Programs & Special Events

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Discovery Days (Ages 3 – 10)
Third Wednesday of the Month
Arts Walk Riverside Arts Walk (Youth-Adult)
First Thursday of the Month
First Sundays  First Sundays Family Day (Family/Children)

What's Happening By Month

 March 2017

March 2 – Arts Walk - Truth is Stranger than Fiction - 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. - Try your hand at writing captions for the Museum’s history exhibit, “First Things First”. We’ll be selecting the best captions through the night and posting them to Instagram.  DJ Juice Won on the front steps - Located at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum

March 4 Nature Hikes at the Ameal Moore Nature Center - 9:00 -10:00 a.m. - Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. Located at the Ameal Moore Nature Center- 400 Central Avenue - www.mysycamorecanyon.com

March 5 – First Sunday - Bubble-Mania!  - 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Let’s make bubbles! Explore the science behind the fun of blowing bubbles! Located at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum

March 8 – Culture Quest - Insect Myths - 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Come learn about our creepy-crawly friends and the stories we tell about them. Located at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum

March 11 – 2nd Saturdays at the Ameal Moore Nature Center - Flowers Lab - 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - We will hold a flower lab and explore flower anatomy. Located at the Ameal Moore Nature Center - 400 Central Avenue

March 15 – Discovery Days - Interesting Insects - 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. - 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. Located at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum

March 18– CSI: Citizen Science Initiative - Butterflies - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Join us for a day of Citizen Science this C.S.I. day.  Every 3rd Saturday of the month we'll focus on a different Citizen Science Project and show you how you can contribute.  This month we're all about flowers and the insects that need them.  Come learn about butterfly related projects and how you can help. - Located at the Ameal Moore Nature Center - 400 Central Avenue www.mysycamorecanyon.com

March 24– Science Chats - Something in the Water - 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. - Ever wonder what could be lurking in your drinking water.  Join us as scientist Janie Bernal talks about the testing process and the bacteria she and others like her safeguard you from!  Located at the Ameal Moore Nature Center - 400 Central Avenue - www.mysycamorecanyon.com

April 2017

 April 1Nature Hikes at the Ameal Moore Nature Center - 9:0010:00 a.m. - Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. Located at the Ameal Moore Nature Center- 400 Central Avenue - www.mysycamorecanyon.com

April 2 – First Sunday - Insect Invasion! - 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. - April is Insect Month at the Museum! We’re exploring all aspects of these misunderstood creatures. We’ll learn about these tiny animals and how we can help them continue to do their jobs. Located at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum

April 6 – Arts Walk - Insectorama! 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. - Come explore the creepy, crawlies of the museum. Take a selfie with a cockroach and get to know our other six-legged friends. Make your own bug art to take home. DJ Juice Won on the front steps Located at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum

April 8– 2nd Saturdays at the Ameal Moore Nature Center - Arbor Day - 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. - Join us for this Second Saturdays event as we focus on trees!  Located at the Ameal Moore Nature Center - 400 Central Avenue www.mysycamorecanyon.com

April 12 – Culture Quest - Insect Motifs - 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. - Insects are all over the world, so it's no wonder that they've managed to crawl, creep, and fly their way into the imaginations of artists and makers from cultures near and far!  Join us as we look at insect motifs around the world and make some of our own. Located at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum

April 15– CSI: Citizen Science Initiative - Resilient Trees 2.0 - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Join us for a day of Citizen Science this C.S.I. day! Every 3rd Saturday of the month we'll focus on a different Citizen Science Project and show you how you can contribute! This month we're all about trees!  - Located at the Ameal Moore Nature Center - 400 Central Avenue www.mysycamorecanyon.com

April 19– Discovery Days – Metamorphosis - 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. We’ll explore the different ways that insects grow and mature, including the fascinating process called metamorphosis. Located at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum

April 29 – 3rd Annual Riverside Insect Fair - 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Celebrate multi-legged crawlers, winged wonders, and underground critters at the Fair brought to you by Riverside Metropolitan Museum and the UC Riverside Entomology Graduate Student Association. Located at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Annual Special Events

 An Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social at Heritage House (June, 2017)

Chinese Moon Festival at Heritage House (September, 2017)

Victorian Christmas Open House at Heritage House (December, 2017)


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Main Museum
Address:
3580 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: (951) 826-5273

Hours
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
Address:
8193 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504

Hours
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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