San Bernardino County Museum, in Redlands, California,
is a regional museum with exhibits and collections in cultural
and natural history. Special exhibits, the Exploration Station
live animal discovery center, extensive research collections,
and public programs for adults, families, students, and children
are all part of the museum experience.
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The San Bernardino County Museum maintains and develops unique
cultural and natural science collections related to our region
and the greater Southwest. Through responsible collection, preservation,
exhibition, and education, we inspire the public to a deeper understanding
of our cultural and natural history.
San Bernardino County Museum — Overview
The San Bernardino County Museum was founded in 1952 by the
San Bernardino County Museum
Association. It opened to the public in 1957, and was
donated to the County of San Bernardino in 1961. The facility
moved from Bloomington, California to its present home in
Redlands in 1974.
Our main museum in Redlands contains three floors of exhibits,
Station, an Education Center, native plant and cactus
gardens, citrus groves, curatorial offices, and research
and reference collections.
We administer Branch Museum
Sites in Redlands, Yucaipa, Colton, Chino, Rancho Cucamonga,
The Department of Museums is administered in the Community Services Group of the County
of San Bernardino.
The San Bernardino County Museum Association is the Museum's
and issues publications
on topics related to the cultural and natural history of inland
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