For the health and safety of the museums staff, volunteers, visitors, and the entire community, and to support public health officials in their efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the museum will be closed effective Monday, March 16. All the scheduled school and other group tours will be canceled, and we wont be accepting any new tour requests for April. We will keep you posted regarding the spring quarter situation, hours, and tour scheduling. Thank you for your interest and loyalty! Stay safe. We appreciate your understanding. For more information about COVID-19 see the University’s COVID-19 webpage.
RAFFMA is continually engaging the public through workshops, lectures and special engagements. From our Egyptian Workshop in the summer to our lectures and concerts throughout the year, we hope you join us and take part in these enriching experiences.
Visit our Events page for specific dates and times of workshops and other events.
RAFFMA offers free docent-guided tours for individuals and groups.
Visit our Group Tours page for more information.
Art Exhibition Opening Receptions
RAFFMA exhibits several art shows each year. The museum celebrates each show with a reception that is free and open to the public. Parking $6. Receptions are usually held on Saturdays or Thursday evenings.
This fun-filled, family-friendly night at the museum will be held for one evening in late October. RAFFMA turns down the lights and strings up the cobwebs for an educational evening inspired by the museum’s permanent display of ancient Egyptian artifacts. This Halloween-alternative event consists of a spooky night tour, a museum scavenger hunt, crafts, and a costume contest. Guests are strongly encouraged to come dressed in their spookiest attire.
International Museum Day
When: May 18
International Museum Day is a celebration that is held worldwide each year on or around May 18. From America and Oceania to Europe, Asia and Africa, International Museum Day aims to increase public awareness about the role of museums in the development of society.
Visit our Events page to find out how RAFFMA will be celebrating.
Annual CSUSB Student Art Exhibition
When: Friday evening of graduation weekend, June
RAFFMA hosts the CSUSB Department of Art's student exhibition. Students making artwork in all genres submit their work from the past academic year. An outside juror, selected by the Department of Art, curates the exhibition. An awards ceremony and opening reception accompany each exhibition. This event is free and open to the public. Parking $6.
Kids Discover Egypt: 2-Day Art Workshop
Each year the RAFFMA organizes Kids Discover Egypt: 2-Day Art Workshop. This popular program for children ages 9-12 draws students from neighboring communities throughout San Bernardino County. The workshop includes many hands-on activities and a special tour of the art museum's extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities.
Participating students learn about Egyptian history, culture and art. Led by CSUSB faculty, RAFFMA staff, and trained docents, children participate in a variety of art projects including a staged-archeological dig, molding clay figurines and making beads out of authentic ancient Egyptian molds.
Space is limited. Registration form and a workshop fee are required. Friends of RAFFMA and CSUSB students, staff, and faculty receive a discount. Registration forms are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.