Museum of Riverside

Museum of Riverside

Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park

Ameal Moore Nature Center
400 Central Ave., Riverside, CA 92507

For information, call the Nature Center: (951) 826-2596

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Nature Hike
Nature Hikes will be led by Nature Center staff members every 1st Saturday of the month. The hike starts at the nature center and will begin at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise indicated. Hikes are free and open to visitors (though please be aware that the hikes will go uphill). Hikes last for 1 hour.  Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, sunscreen (and other sun protective gear if needed), and to bring water. February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

Second Saturdays at Ameal Moore Nature Center
Join us on the Second Saturday of each month from 11am-2pm for free family-friendly events with nature-based crafts, activities and hikes into the park!
Free-Family friendly events with nature-based crafts, activities, and hikes into the park.
February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November – Closed in honor of Veterans Day, December 9

Citizen Science Initiative
Join us for a day of Citizen Science at our Citizen Science Initiative Day. Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 9 - 10 am, we'll focus on a different Citizen Science Project and show you how you can contribute!                                                                                      February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2

Ameal Moore Nature Center | Open Thursday - Sunday,  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The center sits at the main trailhead entrance to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park and offers exhibits, naturalist-led nature walks, opportunities for experiential and hands-on learning, and other events. The 1,500 acre park is one of eight protected core reserves that have been designated by the Riverside County Habitat Conservation Agency for the Federally-listed endangered species, the Stephens’ Kangaroo Rat. The center serves to promotes Riverside Citizen Science, a project of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, and its partners.  Through informal science educational activities and the free Riverside Nature Spotter app, participants in Riverside Citizen Science will  help the Museum develop and maintain a more detailed record of how plant and animal life is changing over time in the park.

Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park and Trails
Park visitors are welcome to hike, bike, bird watch and simply engage in the wonders of Riverside’s wildlife. Along with the Federally-listed endangered species, the Stephen's Kangaroo Rat, the park is also home to nearly one hundred other plant and animal species that have been classified as rare, sensitive, threatened, or endangered.
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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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