Galleries & Museums

La Sierra University is home to several prestigious galleries and museums. For a combined tour of these facilities, call 951.785.2999, ext. 2041, or ext. 2106.

World Museum of Natural History

The World Museum of Natural History, located in Cossentine Hall, contains outstanding systematic exhibits of amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles.  Specimens are displayed in a lifelike manner, prepared by sculpture and freeze-dry taxidermy. The museum also is home to one of the world's largest and finest collections of mineral spheres. Gems and minerals, fluorescent minerals, meteorites and tektites, petrified wood, shells, American Indian artifacts, and contemplative stones round out the exhibits. 


Saturdays, 2 pm-5 pm, and by appointment for group tours. Call 951.785.2209 for additional information.

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Brandstater Gallery

La Sierra University’s Brandstater Gallery, located in the Visual Arts Center Building 1, is home to shows and exhibitions by local artists as well as La Sierra students, faculty, and alumni. The gallery also hosts retrospectives and artists’ talks and an annual juried competition for student artists. Its showcases are occasionally produced in partnership with leading regional art institutions such as the Riverside Art Museum. 


Monday-Thursday, 10 am-4 pm; Sunday, 2-5 pm. Call 951.785.2959 for additional information.

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H.M.S. Richards Library

Seventh-day Adventist gospel pioneer H.M.S. Richards founded the “Voice of Prophecy,” Adventism’s flagship gospel radio program, in 1929. La Sierra has been the recipient of artifacts of his legacy, including his broadcasts on vinyl records, notes, and memorabilia. The School of Religion conducts the annual H.M.S. Richards, Jr. Lecture, as well as the Paul J. Landa Memorial Lectures, which is named in memory of a beloved member of the religion faculty.  The Richards Library is located below the Dining Commons, next to the bookstore.

  • Last update on  February 10, 2011