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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
- Aug 11, 2014
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alta loma
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is inexpensive and is located near a private high school whose students are said to work on some of the exhibits. The problem is that what it really needs more docents who know what they are doing. Some of the exhibits are interesting, but the quality of presentation is what you would expect from high schoolers. If you... More

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Claremont, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
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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
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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