Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Programs and Events



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!

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. 

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 12 - 4 pm | Free and open to the public
Riverside Metropolitan Museum’s Heritage House
8193 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92504
For more information, call the Main Museum: (951) 826-5273

Riverside Metropolitan Museum’s Heritage House invites you to enjoy a special afternoon at its 25th Annual Ice Cream Social. This is not your ordinary Ice Cream Social! All ages will enjoy this free community event, which features ice cream, lemonade, and musical entertainment as one may have celebrated in Victorian Riverside during the 1890s. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the house, play authentic Victorian games, and watch a special patriotic program by the Sons of the American Revolution that will include: musket firing, cotillion dance, and a parade through the grounds. Musical entertainment will include a dulcimer, piano, vocal performances, and of course, a barbershop quartet!

Chinese Moon Festival 
Friday, September, 13, 2019 | 6 - 8 pm | Heritage House
The Chinese Moon Festival, which is also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, is a traditional Chinese Celebration that dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It is celebrated every year on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month in the Chinese calendar when the moon is at its fullest and brightest of the year. Traditionally, it is a family holiday, when families gather to watch the full moon rise and enjoy pastries made specifically for the event called “moon cakes”. These small cakes along with hot tea will be available for purchase during the festival.

Annual Victorian Christmas Open House
Sunday, December 8, 2019 | Time TBD | Free | Heritage House
Step back in time and experience the spirit of a traditional Victorian Christmas one would have seen in the 1890s. This family-friendly celebration features Father Christmas; a unique range of musical entertainment which includes caroling, authoharps, dulcimers, bagpipes, and a barbershop quartet; sweets and hot-mulled cider


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