Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside

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The Riverside Metropolitan Museum (RMM), a department of the City of Riverside, is the steward of the public trust of artifacts, archives, and historic sites owned by the City of Riverside. The RMM is responsible for three historic sites: National Historic Landmark Harada House, and the National Register listed Museum and Victorian House Museum Heritage House.

The Museum houses over 100,000 artifacts in its collections and 2000 linear feet of archives in the disciplines of Natural History, Anthropology, and History. Permanent and special exhibitions are on display throughout the year and are open to the public free of charge. The Museum also offers educational programs, special cultural events, and school programs.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Grand old building and such great potential to become an even better museum but sad to know the museum will be closed soon by the city. It's located across the street from the Mission Inn. Enjoy it's ...  more »
  • May 24, 2017
    Stumbled upon this museum as I walked to the Mission Inn and couldn't believe there's no admission fee. It has a lot of displays about So Cal Indian history, and a lot about plants and animals of the ...  more »
  • May 6, 2017
    This museum has no admission price but has a suggested $3/person suggested donation. We enjoyed the exhibits and especially the intricate baskets that were displayed.  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    One of the best resources for kids in this city. Special learning events related to various sciences, especially anthropology.
  • April 10, 2017
    This place is amazing, I will be back to see the things I missed. Educational and Historical. Highly recommended for as visit.
  • April 8, 2017
    Always a favorite with the kids. Especially upstairs. Learn about your local community. Free on first of the month Sunday's with kids activities after 1pm
  • January 12, 2017
    Kind of small, but the exhibits are good quality. Don't expect to spend more than an hour and a half here though. The nature lab is also a fun little activity for children when it is open.
  • June 16, 2017
    Not much and has had the same thing up for the past 4 yrs

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