San Bernardino County Museum

San Bernardino, CA

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Address: 2024 Orange Tree Ln, San Bernardino, CA 92415, USA Number: 909 307 2669 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

The San Bernardino County Museum, in Redlands, California, is a regional museum with exhibits and collections that showcase cultural and natural history for the family

Throughout your family day out, you can experience a number of areas, including special exhibits, the Exploration Station live animal discovery center, extensive research collections, and public programs suitable for all!

On the Main Level of the museum, kids can walk through the Hall of History and see historic baskets, pottery and tools that tell the stories of human history. The Hall of Sciences is where kids can see an amazing array of fossils that represent millions of years of life in the San Bernardino area and of course, there's the museum store!

The Upper Level offers an insight into the amazing diversity of life in the region, including birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. The family can take a journey through the geology of the county, exploring caves, rocks that make up the mountains, and even meet a giant sloth!

Outside the museum you can explore amazing nature, including citrus groves and beautiful orange blossoms. Kids can enjoy interactive fun as they find-a-fossil and step into the ONLY dinosaur footprints even found in southern California!

Don't miss the impressive Sonoran Desert cactus garden or the Mojave Desert garden!

The Exploration Station is the museum's popular live animal and nature gallery. Here you can come face-to-face with an exotic animal, or perhaps one that lives in your own back yard!

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How much does it cost?






$5 (Ages 5 to 12), $7 (Student with I.D)


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5 years.


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Check out some fun events and activities you can enjoy at the museum, including art exhibitions, campings, fossil fun, celebrations and more!

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There are tables and lawn areas available for picnics!

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Where is it at?


The Museum is in Redlands, California, midway between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, and just north of Interstate 10. Take the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands, turn north, then right onto Orange Tree Lane and left into the Museum parking lot.

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You must book online, but you can enjoy a fun field trip at the museum filled with eduational experience for the kids!

Can I get one of those?


Find unique merchandise and gifts that reflect the collections and exhibits at the San Bernardino County Museum. Every item in the store relates directly to their cultural and natural heritage-and the proceeds from every purchase support museum programs and operations.

Need a little extra help?


They are accessible to visitors with disabilities.

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When can we go?

9am - 5pm Tuesdays to Sundays. (Exploration Station hours vary)

Closed all county holidays: New Year’s, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, & Christmas.

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