Did you know…..

JMDC’s daily admission is free!

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.

Our 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 seventeen Red Ear Sliders and some gold fish. In the tortoise barn and paddock outside the Museum Gift Shop we have one permitted female California Desert Tortoise and in the barn and paddock next door we have two male Sulcata Tortoises from sub-Sahara Africa. Stop in and see them before they are asleep until the Spring.

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

You asked again, we heard you. Fall and Winter Day Camps!

Fall Day Camp ran Monday, November 23rd through Wednesday 25th. The youth Explorers had a great time making many discoveries on their daily expeditions. Expedition activities included nature observation on hikes, arts and crafts, and preparing nature themed snacks.

Winter Day Camp will have two sessions. The first will be Monday, December 21st through Wednesday 23rd from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The second will be Monday, December 28th 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 preparing their own snacks.

The cost for the Fall or either Winter Day Camp is $60 per person. Youth Explorers are 6 years old to 12 years old. Call our office and speak with a JMDC Staff member to register. If there are weather concerns for any day we will move our activities indoors.

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.