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Hours, Admission, & Directions

Reopening Notice (Updated 10 June 2021)

The Alf Museum reopens on June 16! Our staff is hard at work in preparation for our opening, and can’t wait to welcome you back!

Advanced, timed-tickets are required for entry and are available online. We are taking a careful approach with the safety of our staff, guests and community our utmost priority. See below for our COVID-19 Safety Guidelines.

Tickets currently available through July 3rd. Tickets purchased through the TicketSource website must include a valid email address. Tickets will be delivered as a PDF to the email address used during the purchase. For student and senior ticket, photo identification may be required to use the ticket. Tickets and reservations may not be exchanged for other dates. Tickets purchased through the TicketSource website are non-refundable except due to museum closure. Booking fees are non-refundable.


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TicketSource Customer Purchase Policy

For assistance with reservations call (909) 624-2798 or email info@alfmuseum.org


Museum Hours

  • Wednesday through Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Please note: Advanced, timed-entry is required at this time.

  • Do not arrive before your reservation time. Guests will not be admitted anytime before their reservation time slot.
  • Last entry is 30 minutes before the end of your time-slot. (Ex. 3:30pm for 2-4pm reservations)

Admission

  • General – $9.00
  • Youth (5-18) – $7.00
  • College Student (w/ID) – $7.00
  • Senior (65+) – $7.00
  • 4 and Under – Free

Museum Holidays

Please check our calendar for special events and museum closures. The museum is closed on the following dates for staff holidays:

  • July 9, 2021
  • October 11, 2021
  • November 24–26, 2021
  • December 24–January 1, 2022
  • February 14, 2022
  • April 15, 2022

Directions

Our museum is located on the campus of The Webb Schools, in Claremont California. The street address is:

Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology
1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, California 91711
Phone: (909) 624-2798

From the 210 freeway, take the Towne Avenue exit and head north on Towne Avenue. When you reach the light for West Baseline Road (only a few hundred yards from the freeway exit), turn left (west). The campus/museum entrance will be on the right side (north side), a few hundred yards past the Towne/Baseline intersection.

**DO NOT** enter campus via Webb Canyon Road. Please enter the main entrance to campus on Baseline Road.


Museum Visitor Guidelines

  • Do not arrive before your reservation time. Guests will not be admitted anytime before their reservation time slot.
  • Last entry is 30 minutes before the end of your time-slot. (Ex. 3:30pm for 2-4pm reservations)
  • Although the Alf Museum is open to the public, the rest of The Webb Schools campus is closed to visitors. Those wishing to tour the campus itself should make arrangements through the Webb admissions office.
  • By The Webb Schools policy, all museum visitors must check-in at The Webb Schools security welcome kiosk in the main parking lot and have a valid picture ID. Thank you for your understanding!
  • No food or drink is permitted in the museum exhibits. No picnicking or dining facilities are available; Memorial Park at 10th and Indian Hill Blvd. in Claremont is available for picnics.
  • Parents / guardians must remain with children at all times.
  • Please observe all posted signs.
  • If you have any special needs or concerns, please contact the museum at 909-624-2798.
  • If you are visiting with a large group (12 or more people), we recommend contacting the museum in advance so that we can ensure adequate parking space.
  • Professional photography and video equipment beyond a DSLR or handheld camera are not allowed without prior written permission from museum staff. Drones are strictly prohibited on The Webb Schools campus.

COVID-19 Safety Measures & Guidelines

The health and safety of visitors and staff is a top priority. A number of changes have been made to ticketing and operating procedures to promote physical distancing and reduced contact, based on guidance from public health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. Some policies are specific to The Webb Schools campus and may differ from other museum guidelines.

What we’re doing to keep you safe:

  • Using timed-entry ticketing to limit attendance to promote physical distancing
  • Disinfecting and cleaning to meet CDC guidelines
  • Adding plexiglass barriers at ticket counters
  • Upgrading ventilation systems
  • Marking paths and adding markers to promote physical distancing
  • Limiting restroom capacity to maintain physical distancing
  • Turning off or cordoning off interactive displays and other touchable exhibit elements
  • Providing hand sanitizer stations throughout the building
  • Self-screening, including temperature checks for staff

All visitors of the museum and to the campus of The Webb Schools are required to:

  • Stay home if you are not feeling well
  • Wear a face covering (except children under 2 years old).
  • Practice 6 feet physical distancing
  • Wash hands often
  • Comply with all posted notices

All visitors must Clear the Following Screening Questions:

  1. Do you have any symptoms of COVID-19? (Examples; Fever, respiratory difficulties, fatigue, etc.)
  2. Have you been in contact with anyone who has the above symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  3. Have you traveled out of state or by airplane in the last ten days? (If the answer is yes, are you fully vaccinated including a two-week period since your last shot?)
  4. Have you traveled internationally in the last ten days?

Visitors who have symptoms of COVID-19 or who have tested positive for COVID-19, have been in contact with anyone showing symptoms or who has had a positive test for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, who have traveled out of state or by airplane in the last ten days (and are unvaccinated), or who have traveled internationally in the last ten days should postpone their visit.

Masks & Face Coverings

Visitors arriving at the museum must wear a face mask at all times while in the museum or on the grounds of the museum. This applies to all adults and to children 2 years of age and older. Individuals who have been instructed not to wear a face mask by their medical provider must wear a face shield with a drape on the bottom edge, to be in compliance with State directives, as long as their condition permits it. A drape that is form fitting under the chin is preferred. Masks with one-way valves must not be used.

Please Respect Our Staff

We look forward to your visit. Please note, the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology and The Webb Schools will not tolerate inappropriate behavior, including, but not limited to, yelling, violence, intimidation, threats, harassment, aggression, swearing, damage, abuse, or sexual harassment. Individuals who are aggressive toward staff or other visitors will be expelled from The Webb Schools campus and escorted off the property.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious. The state of medical knowledge is evolving, but it is clear that the virus is believed to spread from through the air, person-to-person contact, and/or by contact with contaminated surfaces and objects. People reportedly can be infected and show no symptoms and therefore spread the disease. Evidence has shown that COVID-19 can cause serious and potentially life-threatening illness and even death. The safety measures and guidelines being implemented are  consistent with current guidance issued by federal, state, and local public health officials. Although these precautions are being taken, Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology and The Webb Schools  cannot prevent any guest from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while visiting the Museum on The Webb Schools’ campus. It is not possible to prevent the presence of the disease. The Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology and The Webb Schools  does not warrant or represent that its staff Members or its visitors have received the COVID vaccine. Therefore, any guest who chooses to enter the Museum on The Webb Schools’ campus  may be exposing themselves to and/or increasing the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. If you exhibit any COVID symptoms or have had a close contact with anyone with COVID  you will not be able to enter the museum or campus. As part of the ticketing process, the right of entry means the visitor is agreeing not only to inherent risk, but also to abide by the Museum’s safety rules. Entry to the Museum requires that you acknowledge and Agree to the Disclaimer as it relates to Coronavirus/COVID-19.