Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center, Riverside

4.0
#7 of 9 in Museums in Riverside
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  • We had fun to explore this attraction. There were beautiful flowers. There were snakes and lizards. And several dinosaurs. Sorry they are not alive! I liked the mountains as well. There were a...  more »
  • Interesting displays and free too. Recommend a visit. Especially liked the gems and fossils. The desert tortoises were fun too.  more »
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  • This understated place deserves more exposure. Don't be discouraged by the plain building exteriors. There's a lot of substance here. The grounds host a wonderful cactus garden and desert nursery (with some mock dinosaurs mixed in), the gift shop houses terraria with reptiles and amphibians, and the museum exhibits the largest public collection of dinosaur eggs in the country. Staff are knowledgeable and eager. Admission is free!
  • Nice little Discovery Center to spend some time with the kids or by yourself lol you know to kill some time. Entry is free of charge only place where I seen you could possibly spend some money was inside the gift shop/office. They had some pretty pieces of Amethyst Crystal's for sale, but you had to be careful with these pieces you break them you buy them. Oh man they got all kinds of gross little critters in that office too. I could only be there for so long after, even I had to walk away. The lizards and snakes I was cool with. But the spiders, roaches and scorpion yeah no thank you, I'm out!!! The turtles were a cute touch though, munching away without a care in the world. We walked over to the little museum part and they had plenty of fossil, most of it is borrow from other places but still interesting. Be warned though they had no AC so it was hot, and no restroom inside.

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