Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside Metropolitan Museum


First Sundays OCTOBER - MAY  2018/2019

First Sundays is a seasonal series of free family programs featuring different activities for children and teens at seven different location in downtown: Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Mission Inn Museum, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside Public Library, UCR ArtsBlock, Riverside Fox Theater Foundation, and now the new Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties! All locations are open free and all activities are free and open to the public. The program is made possible through the collaborative efforts of all locations involved as well as the sponsorship of the Riverside Arts Council.

Join us and 6 other locations on the first Sunday of every month from October – May |  1 – 4 pm | Free and Open to the Public!

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.







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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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