The Mission Revival-Spanish Colonial Revival style depot was built in 1927 by Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The station was renovated at a cost of $2.8 million and reopened for Metrolink use on December 7, 1992.The interior now also houses the Claremont Museum of Art.
Opening in fall 2020, Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College (“The Benton”) will provide a space for some of Southern California’s most compelling and experimental exhibitions. For decades, Pomona College has played a key part in shaping innovative artists, including Helen Pashgian, James Turrell, Peter Shelton, the late Marcia Hafif and the late Chris Burden. The Benton’s collection will include pieces from these alumni, and future exhibitions will place emphasis on cutting-edge art in the Los Angeles region.
Dinosaur lovers can discover artifacts of the ancient giants at the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, the only nationally accredited museum located on a high school campus in the United States. The museum has two circular exhibit areas totaling 4,000 square feet: the Hall of Footprints and the Hall of Life. The fossil track and trackway collection is one of the largest of its kind in the nation.
The Folk Music Center and Museum has been in Grammy-winner Ben Harper’s family since 1958, and features hundreds of instruments from around the world that visitors can actually touch and play. It’s become a destination for music lovers from as far away as Australia, Japan, and Europe. Many days you can meet Ellen Harper herself, working behind the counter.
Located in the historic Claremont Depot, the Claremont Museum of Art celebrates the community’s rich artistic legacy and promotes the cultural vitality of the region by showcasing paintings, sculptures, and other works by local artists.