Some information about us…..

NATURE CAMP is just around the corner. We have expanded our program to Monday through Friday. An afternoon session has been added for older Explorers ages 13-15. Go to our Nature Camp page or download page for more information. SIGN-UP NOW! Space is limited.

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.

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 dinosaur 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 or 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 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.