*CLOSED* Join us on an expedition at Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center



Founded in 1964 by a group of local philanthropists and scientists, the Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center is probably most recognizable by the giant mammoth sculpture on the hills over the property. The Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center's Earth Science Museum features specimens of rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world, a mining display, fluorescent mineral display, and Crestmore Quarry display. The museum also boasts one of the largest collections of dinosaur eggs it procured from China.


Together as a group we will enjoy nature-focused activities which will include an earth science museum & hands-on learning with rocks & fossils. Bring some extra money for treasures you may find in their store. Three experiences to choose from or if you are really into rocks, gold and dinos you can join us all three days!!


Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center

7621 Granite Hill Drive

Riverside, CA 92509



Gold Panning: During our outside "classroom" portion we will learn all about the gold rush, focusing on the life of women and their role in the economy of the era.  Then students are equipped with a sleuth box, a bag of sand, and they will enjoy a real gold panning experience.


On:

Mon, April 16, 2018


Three time slots to choose from:

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Click here for more details and to sign-up.


Dino Dig: We will walk around the property learning about the 18 dinosaurs represented by the onsite statues, and discuss how dinosaurs were discovered. Students will enjoy a mock dino discovery dig. Equipped with the tools of the paleontology trade, brushes, trowels etc. students are challenged to uncover the entire hidden dinosaur.


On:

Mon, April 30, 2018


Three time slots to choose from:

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Click here for more details and to sign-up.


Rock Collecting:

Families will enjoy learning about different types of rocks durring this outdoor digging experience and rock collecting trip. Students will take a hike up a hill seeded with many types of rocks and shark teeth. Students will be given an egg carton to hold up to 12 of their discoveries that they can take home to remember their day.


On:

Wed, May 16, 2018


Three time slots to choose from:

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Click here for more details and to sign-up.




Parts of our article are quoted from The Community Foundation article about JMDC.


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