Some information about us…..

Admission is free!

We have several acres of gardens that you can explore, the Ruth and Sam Kirkby Earth Science Museum and visit our museum store. 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!

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.

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.

Summer Nature Camp is just around the corner. Call to register and ask about our scholarship program.

Dino Walk on Saturdays and Sundays!

You have asked and we heard you. Dino Walk ($9) is now offered on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm it is Dino Walk. Saturday at 11:00 am is Lunch with the Dinosaurs ($10). There is no charge for children 2 years and under.

All start in the Rock Corral with a presentation on rocks, minerals and how fossils are formed. You then go on a guided tour of the gardens stopping at our dinosaurs sculptures in the gardens and ending on Dino Mesa. Dino Mesa is open to only those on a tour. This is where you will collect twelve samples of rocks, minerals and fossils to take home.

Lunch with the Dinosaurs you bring your own sack lunch to Dino Mesa for a picnic. After your lunch there is a hike up to 'Eddy' the Columbian Mammoth and a view of the Jurupa Valley.

Afterwards you are invited to continue to explore our gardens to make more discoveries.

Contact our office for more details and availability, 951.685.5818.

NEW Plants and early sale at Granite Hill Nursery

New plants coming to Granite Hill Nursery at JMDC. We will have an early showing of our 1900+ new plants following the February 14th Aloe Walk. A $5 donation before February 12th gets you a ticket and access to the new plants, refreshments, entered in a raffle for a plant valued at $20 or greater, and any purchases that day over $50 will get you a gift certificate of $5 for your next purchase on another day at Granite Hill Nursery.

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.