The San Bernardino County Museum, in Redlands, California, is a regional museum with exhibits and collections in cultural and natural history. It contains three floors of exhibits, the Exploration Station, an Education Center, native plant and cactus gardens, citrus groves, curatorial offices, and research and reference collections that are accessible upon appointment.


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.


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.

Main Museum Hours

Closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

  Tuesday - Sunday: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.

Museum Store Hours

  Tuesday - Saturday: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
  Sunday: 12 P.M. - 5 P.M.

Exploration Station Hours

  Tuesday - Friday: 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
  Saturday - Sunday: 1 P.M. - 4 P.M.


Admission fees are set in fee ordinances adopted by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and are subject to change.

  Adult: $10
  Senior (60+) & active military: $8
  Student (with I.D.): $7
  Child (5 - 12): $5
  Child (under 5:) free


Free parking is located directly on the property. A bicycle rack is provided near the picnic area at the front of the museum. Bus and R.V. parking is in the eastern section of the parking lot in designated spaces. Handicapped parking is also available, and wheelchairs are available for use at the front desk. Overnight parking is not permitted.

Photography and Sketching

Personal photography, videotaping, and sketching are permitted at the museum. Some exhibits may have restrictions on photography and videotaping.

Entrance to the museum

Citrus kiosk

Native plant garden/amphitheatre

Geodesic dome that houses the Fisk and Schuling Galleries