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 the Heritage House, a Victorian House Museum.

The Museum houses over 200,000 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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  • Beautiful architecture building, old post office. However, this museum is now closed for 3 years for a much needed upgrade and cataloguing of all their treasures. There may be occasional saturdays the...  more »
  • This downtown museum is a real find for me. The wild life areas look so real and a detailed descrition of each species is told. Also see the tatched tee pee in the Indian area. Well worth a visit. No ...  more »
  • 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 »
  • This place is amazing, I will be back to see the things I missed. Educational and Historical. Highly recommended for as visit.
  • 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.
  • One of the best resources for kids in this city. Special learning events related to various sciences, especially anthropology.
  • 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
  • Had a great time with my kids. Its very informative and parking is convenient and donation based. It's a smaller museum. Don't forget to take a look upstairs for the exhibits there and the Nature Center! Had fun!
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