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Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

Address: 1175 W. Baseline Rd., Claremont, CA 91711
Phone Number: (909) 624.2798
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Claremont
Type: Museums
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upland,ca.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you have an interest in paleontology you have to come here. Even though it is on a private high school campus it is very well done and a great intorduction to the subject.

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alta loma
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
52 helpful votes 52 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 reviews 26 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
45 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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