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Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

1175 W. Baseline Rd., Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 624.2798
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Claremont
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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Claremont, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a fascinating museum and definitely worth a visit. It is recently renovated and has extensive exhibits. It is a fun place to take young children as well.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Even people in Claremont don't know about this hidden gem. It has a wonderful combination of interactive and elementary information for the beginner and more advanced information. It's well laid out, visually pleasant and very informative.

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La Verne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This museum is a find! Students have worked on many of the exhibits - engaging, informative and interesting!

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Claremont, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The students at The Webb Schools are fantastic. everything in the museum was found by the students. They recently made a discovery of a fossil never seen before. Very interactive space, kids love it.

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Claremont, California
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Alf is a fascinating small paleontological museum on The Webb Schools campus. Student and professionally produced displays highlight dinosaur and other fossil discoveries by students on trips throughout the world-Mongolia, Utah, Madagascar, Wyoming, Colorado. Very interesting for children.

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Claremont, California
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

What I find inspiring is that many of the fossils on display at this little museum on the Webb Schools campus were discovered by the students and teachers. The museum has one of the finest collection of fossil footprints, which were collected by Raymond Alf, a teacher, and his students. The museum's programs continue to promote exploration and discovery of... More

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Parker, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

On the Webb High school campus, it's a small but very well set up museum. There are some interactive areas for kids and some very interesting archeological finds and history.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
43 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I did not even know this place existed before the day of my visit. It is small but information is presented so very well. I had Paleontology in college to qualify for a minor in Natural Sciences, so seeing so many of the things here brought back wonderful memories or that class and our digs and fossil hunts. The artifacts... More

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San DImas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Loved this place when my daughter was little. Family Day is best because it's free and there are lots of relevant and fun activities. My teen still remembers digging for dinosaurs and making a model. The museum has a great collection of artifacts as well.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

My children visited this museum with their school. It is very small but the guides presented it well and made it fun. Everything is geared towards palentology and the have a repleca of a dinosaur footprint the kids can sit it; they loved it.

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