Some information about us…..

Daily Admission is free!

Our normal operating hours are Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm. Mondays we are closed.

We have several acres of gardens and the Ruth and Sam Kirkby Earth Science Museum that you can explore. Be sure to visit our museum gift store. While exploring our garden trails we recommend you wear closed toe shoes, long pants and bring some water to drink.

We do have some reserved areas that are for school tours, Dino Walk and Lunch with the Dinosaurs. Please check-in with the office to confirm which areas are open for your discoveries!

Having a Birthday? A Family reunion? A Company event? Do something different in a unique setting. Party with the dinosaurs or go panning for gold. Get information from our Download page or give us a call at 951.685.5818 for more information.

You asked, we heard you. Summer Activities every day!

Starting June 10th through Labor Day weekend JMDC will have a summer schedule of expeditions (activities) Tuesday through Sunday for our Explorers. Tuesday through Saturday we will offer one or two expeditions at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Sundays we will offer one or two expeditions at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. If you would like a special expedition please let a JMDC Staff member know. We want you to have a great summer right here in Jurupa Valley.

Our single day expeditions (activities) will include our Walk with the Dinosaurs, Dino Dig (Paleontology Dig), Lunch with the Dinosaurs, Gold Panning, Mission Dig (Archaeology Dig), Pictographs, Adobe brick making, and more.

We will also have a few different expedition series that will run for a few weeks on the same day at the same time. We will have a Mad Scientist series, Plant series, and Cultural series.

Check our download page for a monthly list of scheduled expeditions and then check our calendar for updates to the schedule. There may be changes made to the schedule due to weather and private events. Changes will be posted to the calendar as soon as possible.

New Plants at Granite Hill Nursery

Our new plants have arrived in Granite Hill Nursery at JMDC. If you have not visited Granite Hill Nursery recently you want to make the visit. Pick your new plants for your water wise garden.

Granite Hill Nursery at JMDC has a large variety of species of cacti and succulents in a range of sizes. Much of our stock comes from our growing fields and propagation houses. The rest is from rescue, donations or outside suppliers.

We have many varieties of Ferocactus acanthodes, barrel cactus. Size range from 12 " tall to 4 feet tall. The best price anywhere for these extraordinary plants. Buy your own piece of California Native history. Our selections are always changing, so stop by often. Granite Hill Nursery's hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday noon to 4:30 pm.

While visiting Granite Hill Nursery be sure to explore the associated gardens. The Cactus and Succulent gardens have many mature and unique species on several acres to explore. Our Aloe Fields have species from North and South Africa spread over several acres on our garden slopes. Several trails that meander through the gardens allow for great photography opportunities as the light and shadow change throughout the day. Come and shop Granite Hill Nursery and spend time relaxing in the gardens.