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JMDC’s daily admission is free to 9 acres of botanical gardens with over ten dinosaur sculptures!

• Closed Thanksgiving, 11/24 and the day after, 11/25
• Closed Christmas Eve, 12/24 and Christmas Day, 12/25
• Closed New Year’s Eve, 12/31 and New Year’s Day, 1/1

JMDC is open six days a week. Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 am through 5:00 pm, Sunday from noon through 5:00 pm. Monday we are closed.

JMDC is located in Jurupa Valley in the foothills of the Jurupa Mountains at 7621 Granite HIll Drive, Jurupa Valley, CA 92509. You can call our offices to speak with a staff member at 951.685.5818.

JMDC has 82 acres used for school field trips, a large variety of daily paid Expeditions, weekend activities, community events, and private parties.

JMDC's Museum Gift Shop is going through a complete renovation, the first since it was built. New sections, color on the walls, expanded floor space, new displays, and brighter more efficient lighting. It is a great thing to see the changes every week as we get closer to completion. Be sure to stop in a see the changes and give us your thoughts.

JMDC has tortoises and turtles. In our turtle pond out in the garden we have twenty-eight Red Ear Sliders and some gold fish. We are making plans to expand the turtle pond later in the year. In the tortoise barn and paddock outside the Museum Gift Shop we have two permitted female California Desert Tortoise (Rose Petal and ?) and in the barn and paddock next door we have two male Sulcata Tortoises (Gamera and Alfredo) from sub-Sahara Africa. Currently an expanded enclosure is being designed for the tortoises in one of our gardens.

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Remember Many Discoveries are waiting for you at Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center!

Register now for Winter Discovery Camp!

So what are you doing this winter break from school?

Just hanging around the house?

Say it isn’t so!

You should be at Winter Discovery Camp with JMDC. We have two week long sessions schedule for 6-9 year olds, 10-14 year olds and 15-17 year olds. Session #1 starts Monday, December 19th through Friday 23rd from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Session #2 starts Monday, December 26th through Wednesday 30th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Youth Explorers will be making many discoveries on their daily expeditions. Expeditions will include science experiments, nature hikes, arts and crafts, and learning to prepare their own snacks.

Session #1 themes are;
• 6-9 year olds – Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree
• 10-14 year olds – Alice in Wonderland
• 15-17 year olds – Adventures in Space

Session #2 themes are;
• 6-9 year olds – Jolly and Bright
• 10-14 year olds – Hollywood in the 50s
• 15–17 year olds – Great Ole National Parks

The cost for Winter Discovery Camp is $100 per person. Call our office for sibling and family membership discounts.

Granite Hill Nursery

If you have not visited Granite Hill Nursery recently you want to make the visit. Mike and Patti have been working very hard to give Granite Hill Nursery a new look and feel. Come see what they have done and give them your opinion. They want Granite Hill Nursery to be your place to visit.

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 are bringing in new plants on a regular basis. If there is a particular plant you want ask Mike or Patti to see if they can get it for you.

We have many varieties of Ferocactus acanthodes, barrel cactus. Sizes 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. The Remembrance Garden, a collection of small Butterfly gardens, is under construction by Life Scouts working on their Eagle Service Projects. The Pelargonium Garden is under renovation. 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.

Post your cactus or succulent pictures at #granitehillnursery and share with everyone