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“Hidden Gem”

Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in Claremont
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San Francisco, California
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 19 January 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.

Visited January 2014
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La Verne
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Local Gem”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

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

Visited April 2013
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Claremont, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Wow, a HS museum”
Reviewed 26 November 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.

Visited April 2013
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Claremont, California
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Only Accredited High School Museum in The USA!”
Reviewed 25 November 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.

Visited September 2013
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Claremont, California
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Unexpected Gem”
Reviewed 24 April 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 new species.

The museum's displays have been recently renovated which includes hands on exhibits for kids. The museum charges a small admission fee, but there are days when it is free. Also, it is closed on school holidays and vacations, so check the schedule before going.

Visited November 2012
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