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Riverside Metropolitan Museum
The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is a center for learning and a community museum that collects, exhibits and interprets cultural and natural history. The Museum collects, preserves and interprets specimens that document the natural setting of Riverside and the region around it, and includes exhibits and education on plants, animals, people and the geological setting for their activities. Nature Lab is an exhibit of the Museum?s living collection including live local and exotic plants and animals, and the Plant Communities of Riverside County exhibit shows examples of living plants as well as preserved specimens from the Museum's Clark Herbarium. There are a number of online exhibits, including Lizards, Butterflies, and the history behind the Museum?s Allosaurus. The Anthropology Department page has information on the collections, and the Education page provides information on programs for adults, educators, students and Scouts.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geologic time
    • Geology
    • Mineralogy or petrology
    • Paleontology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: IEN-000-000-000-047
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Riverside Metropolitan Museum