Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center

Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center is a place of learning and discovery for all ages.
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Stenocactus ochoterenanus blooming in JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery. If you like cactus flowers this is a good one to have...
03/01/2024

Stenocactus ochoterenanus blooming in JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery. If you like cactus flowers this is a good one to have because it usually flowers in late February.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

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JMDC Staff

With the current rains and mild weather Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center is growing and carpeted in green. Come out thi...
03/01/2024

With the current rains and mild weather Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center is growing and carpeted in green. Come out this weekend for pleasant walks in the gardens. Enjoy the unique views that JMDC has to offer. Look forward to seeing you this weekend.
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JMDC Staff

Our upcoming signature event Slither ‘n’ Sip!Saturday, April 27th is Slither ‘n’ Sip.JMDC will be celebrating all things...
02/27/2024

Our upcoming signature event Slither ‘n’ Sip!

Saturday, April 27th is Slither ‘n’ Sip.

JMDC will be celebrating all things that slither and crawl at our dinner, while raising much needed funds for the care and feeding of the denizens of JMDC’s Critter Corner. We will bring out many of our critters for pictures with guests through out the evening. We’ll answer questions about them while you get your picture taken. If there is one critter in particular you are interested in, let us know. If they are up to it, we will bring them out. We will have a silent auction with some great items to bid on and all funds are in support of our critters. You’ll enjoy dinner and live entertainment for the evening.

This is an unforgettable and truly unique evening! Purchase your tickets now and mark your calendars for a great event of fun and adventure!

Many Discoveries
JMDC Staff

Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Therefore, we rely on the support of our commu...
02/25/2024

Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Therefore, we rely on the support of our community to help us fund our improvements. Those improvements include the Dino Den, Critter Corner, S.T.E.A.M Station and many others.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

We appreciate your generosity.

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JMDC Staff

JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery sends a big WELCOME to the Plant Traders Inland Empire who are meeting here on Saturday, Feb...
02/23/2024

JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery sends a big WELCOME to the Plant Traders Inland Empire who are meeting here on Saturday, February 24th.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

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JMDC Staff

Crawling in today, say hello to Jean!Jean is our beautiful Black and White Tegu.Also known as the Argentine Giant Tegu, ...
02/21/2024

Crawling in today, say hello to Jean!

Jean is our beautiful Black and White Tegu.

Also known as the Argentine Giant Tegu, she is a fascinating reptile with striking black and white coloration, long claws, powerful jaws, and sharp teeth. Another notable characteristic is her impressive size, reaching nearly four feet long. The Black and White Tegu is native to South America and primarily found in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil.

You can meet Jean, when you visit JMDC's Critter Corner. If you're interested in sponsoring Jean or any of our other critters, learn more here: https://jmdc.org/sponsor-a-critter/

Another way to help support Critter Corner is by joining us at our Slither 'N' Sip fundraiser event on April 27th, where all proceeds will directly help support our critters.

Purchase event tickets here: https://jmdc.org/slither-n-sip/

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

Many Discoveries
JMDC Staff

Tylecodon paniculatus (butter tree) in JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery. This South African caudiciform has a thick swollen t...
02/16/2024

Tylecodon paniculatus (butter tree) in JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery. This South African caudiciform has a thick swollen trunk and peeling, papery bark. It is easy to grow and does well in Southern California.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

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JMDC Staff

Happy Valentine's Day!Many DiscoveriesJMDC Staff
02/14/2024

Happy Valentine's Day!

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JMDC Staff

BUY TICKETS NOW! https://jmdc.org/slither-n-sip/For our upcoming signature event Slither ‘n’ Sip!Saturday, April 27th is...
02/13/2024

BUY TICKETS NOW! https://jmdc.org/slither-n-sip/

For our upcoming signature event Slither ‘n’ Sip!

Saturday, April 27th is Slither ‘n’ Sip. JMDC will be celebrating all things that slither and crawl at our dinner, while raising much needed funds for the care and feeding of the denizens of JMDC’s Critter Corner. We will bring out many of our critters for pictures with guests through out the evening. We’ll answer questions about them while you get your picture taken. If there is one critter in particular you are interested in, let us know. If they are up to it, we will bring them out. We will have a silent auction with some great items to bid on and all funds are in support of our critters. You’ll enjoy dinner and live entertainment for the evening.

This is an unforgettable and truly unique evening! Purchase your tickets now and mark your calendars for a great event of fun and adventure!

Many Discoveries
JMDC Staff

Sunbath Sunday, Frank out taking in all the sun he can. In the comments, share your critter enjoying the nice weather.Ma...
02/11/2024

Sunbath Sunday, Frank out taking in all the sun he can. In the comments, share your critter enjoying the nice weather.
Many Discoveries,
JMDC Staff

Happy Lunar New Year, the year of the Dragon! JMDC's own Frank is posing like he owns this year, maybe he does. Come by ...
02/10/2024

Happy Lunar New Year, the year of the Dragon!
JMDC's own Frank is posing like he owns this year, maybe he does. Come by JMDC to visit with one of our 'dragons' Saturday or Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
If you'd like to support our critters you can sponsor one here, https://jmdc.org/sponsor-a-critter/
Many Discoveries,
JMDC Staff

Meet the babies! Spring has sprung in the turtle pond. Our Red Ear Sliders' eggs have hatched. The babies are hidden und...
02/10/2024

Meet the babies! Spring has sprung in the turtle pond. Our Red Ear Sliders' eggs have hatched. The babies are hidden under leaves around the pond. Keys are in the one picture for scale. A little one is in the Critter Corner for a few weeks, so you can see one close-up.

Visit JMDC every Sat & Sun from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Look forward to seeing you here.

You can help care for the critters by being a sponsor. Click the link in our bio.

Many Discoveries,
JMDC Staff

Meet the babies! Spring has sprung in the turtle pond. Our Red Ear Sliders' eggs have hatched. The babies are hidden und...
02/10/2024

Meet the babies! Spring has sprung in the turtle pond. Our Red Ear Sliders' eggs have hatched. The babies are hidden under leaves around the pond. Keys are in the one picture for scale. A little one is in the Critter Corner for a few weeks so you can see one close up.
Visit JMDC every Sat & Sun from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Look forward to seeing you here.
Many Discoveries,
JMDC Staff

You can help care for the critters by being a Sponsor, https://jmdc.org/sponsor-a-critter/

Ferocactus cylindraceus (California barrel) in JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery. This is a striking spherical then cylindrica...
02/09/2024

Ferocactus cylindraceus (California barrel) in JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery. This is a striking spherical then cylindrical cactus native to the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

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JMDC Staff

JMDC is a proud recipient of the Healthy Framework's Best Award as one of the Best Museums for First Dates in Riverside....
02/07/2024

JMDC is a proud recipient of the Healthy Framework's Best Award as one of the Best Museums for First Dates in Riverside.

For more information about the @‌healthyframework award, please visit their website at: https://healthyframework.com/best-first-date-museums-riverside-ca/

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

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JMDC Staff

Slithering in on this wet Monday, say hello to Toby!Toby is a handsome Motley Marble Golden Child Reticulated Python.Ret...
02/05/2024

Slithering in on this wet Monday, say hello to Toby!

Toby is a handsome Motley Marble Golden Child Reticulated Python.

Reticulated pythons are native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. In their natural habitat, a reticulated python will eat birds and mammals. At Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center, Toby thrives on a diet of large rats.

Next time you're at JMDC, stop by JMDC's Critter Corner. If you're interested in sponsoring Toby or any of our other critters, learn more here: https://jmdc.org/sponsor-a-critter/

You can also help support Critter Corner by joining us at our Slither 'N' Sip fundraiser event on April 27th, where all proceeds will directly help support our critters.

Purchase event tickets here: https://jmdc.org/slither-n-sip/

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

Many Discoveries
JMDC Staff

Mammillaria perezdelarosae in JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery. It's a beautiful small cactus with white radial spines and da...
02/02/2024

Mammillaria perezdelarosae in JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery. It's a beautiful small cactus with white radial spines and dark hooked central spines. It blooms with light pink flowers and is native to Mexico.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

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JMDC Staff

Did you know that you can sponsor a JMDC critter by going to our website here: https://jmdc.org/sponsor-a-critter/Sponso...
01/31/2024

Did you know that you can sponsor a JMDC critter by going to our website here: https://jmdc.org/sponsor-a-critter/

Sponsoring a critter helps to care for them, feed them, and ensure they have a comfortable home. Thank you to our sponsors.

Another way you can help is by joining us at our Slither 'N' Sip fundraiser event on April 27th, where all proceeds will directly help support our critters. Enjoy a delicious dinner with live entertainment for the evening, and meet some of our critters in person.

Purchase event tickets here: https://jmdc.org/slither-n-sip/

Many Discoveries
JMDC Staff

Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center (JMDC) has a world of history in our Museum of Discoveries. The next time you're at JM...
01/30/2024

Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center (JMDC) has a world of history in our Museum of Discoveries. The next time you're at JMDC, make our museum one of your stops and get lost in the past.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

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JMDC Staff


JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery sends a big WELCOME to the Plant Traders Inland Empire who are meeting here on Saturday , Ja...
01/26/2024

JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery sends a big WELCOME to the Plant Traders Inland Empire who are meeting here on Saturday , January 27th.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

Many Discoveries
JMDC Staff

Are you looking for the best way to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and events from JMDC? Then look no further th...
01/25/2024

Are you looking for the best way to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and events from JMDC? Then look no further than joining our newsletter!

Our newsletter is designed to keep you informed about everything happening at JMDC. You will receive regular updates about upcoming events and more! Sign up today. http://eepurl.com/crzsSL

JMDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit museum that focuses on Earth and Life Sciences. Purchases made at JMDC support our education programs with schools and the public.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

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JMDC Staff

JMDC is a beautiful and relaxing place to walk and surround yourself with nature. Come check out the fabulous walking tr...
01/20/2024

JMDC is a beautiful and relaxing place to walk and surround yourself with nature. Come check out the fabulous walking trails through our Cactus Garden the next time you're on the property.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

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JMDC Staff

In JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery we are happy that the Aloes are once again blooming in the gardens. We always look forwar...
01/19/2024

In JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery we are happy that the Aloes are once again blooming in the gardens. We always look forward to seeing them.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

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JMDC Staff

SAVE THE DATE!!! Slither 'N' Sip - Funding Our Criters One Sip at a TimeSaturday, April 27th 2024Tickets will be on sale...
01/18/2024

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Slither 'N' Sip - Funding Our Criters One Sip at a Time

Saturday, April 27th 2024

Tickets will be on sale soon!

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JMDC Staff

Come visit us this weekend!We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, clo...
01/13/2024

Come visit us this weekend!

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

Many Discoveries
JMDC Staff

Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace " in JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery. This is a very attractive succulent with fat green lea...
01/12/2024

Othonna capensis "Ruby Necklace " in JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery. This is a very attractive succulent with fat green leaves and small bright yellow daisy-like flowers.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

Many Discoveries
JMDC Staff

Have you met our Emperor Scorpion in the Critter Corner?The Emperor Scorpion is a species of scorpion native to rainfore...
01/10/2024

Have you met our Emperor Scorpion in the Critter Corner?

The Emperor Scorpion is a species of scorpion native to rainforests and savannas in West Africa. It is a creature of mystery and fascination, a dark and imposing figure that has captured the imagination of people around the world. With its glossy black exoskeleton, menacing pincers, and impressive size, this arachnid has earned its place as one of the most iconic members of the scorpion family. Adults can reach lengths of up to 8 inches and live for 6–8 years.

Come out this weekend and browse around our Critter Corner. You can also sponsor a critter by going to our website here: https://jmdc.org/sponsor-a-critter/ When you sponsor a critter, it helps to care for them, feed them and take care of their needs. Thank you to our sponsors.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

Many Discoveries
JMDC Staff

JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery would like to remind everyone that we have many different types of Cacti and succulents in t...
01/05/2024

JMDC's Granite Hill Nursery would like to remind everyone that we have many different types of Cacti and succulents in the gardens at JMDC.

Check them out on your next visit.

We are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on weekdays, closed campus for schools and private events.

Many Discoveries
JMDC Staff

We wish everyone a Happy New Year! As the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, we bid farewell to the old year and e...
12/31/2023

We wish everyone a Happy New Year! As the clock strikes midnight on December 31st, we bid farewell to the old year and eagerly usher in a new one. It's a time for reflection, renewal, and hope for what lies ahead. The chance of a fresh start beckons, inviting us to set our sights on new adventures, exploration, and discoveries.

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JMDC Staff

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