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Western Science Center

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Address: 2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
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+1 951-791-0033
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Western Science Center is home to a fascinating array of Native American...

Western Science Center is home to a fascinating array of Native American artifacts and Ice Age fossils that were unearthed at Diamond Valley Lake. You'll be moved by "Max", the largest mastodon found in the Western United States, as well as "Xena", a Columbian mammoth.

Let your imagination run wild as you walk on tempered glass which houses "Little Stevie", a large mastodon installed beneath the museum floor to re-create the actual dig site.

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We took our two 10 year old grand kids to this museum. It might be small but is mighty in quality, information and interactive opportunities. The kids loved being able to recreate... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
diannetrout
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Hemet, California
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Hemet, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our two 10 year old grand kids to this museum. It might be small but is mighty in quality, information and interactive opportunities. The kids loved being able to recreate their own ancient foot print out of plaster and take it home for free.

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Winchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have an outstanding museum and a very nice information center for local issues like water and history of Diamond Valley Lake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful afternoon with friends from out of town. The exhibit is amazing, and a great day. Take a lunch and eat out on the fields.

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Hemet, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An awesome place to go, you get to see the mammoth bones they dug up when they were making Diamond Lake and watch two films about how they did it. Very interesting with some interactive thing to do too.

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Hemet
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a museum and school on site, I wasn't impressed. The grounds outside of the museum are very nice but the museum itself so so.

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San Jacinto, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the kids and older family members for the tour, we enjoyed the videos and displays. The historic animals that they uncovered in the Valley were amazing. I highly recommend this center for family of all ages.

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Kamloops, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

So surprised. Again, a small, local venue that clearly has a lot to offer. Spent well nearly 2 hours in this small museum learning of the palaeontology perspective that developed because of the construction of Diamond Valley Lake. Very well presented!

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Thank Sandy V
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Kids and adults love it. The staff are very informative. Lots of great things to see and learn. And a movie too!

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This was a most unlikely area to find mammoth bones but digging around can often lead to unexpected objects. The history behind the find is fascinating, the skeletons are well presented and preserved and well worth a visit. It is a morning or afternoon visit of a couple of hours with excellent facilities and a small souvenir shop.

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Thank Maxine A
Culver City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This was an excellent adventure during a weekend stay in Hemet. We visited on a Sunday morning and there was plenty of parking. The facility offers student and senior discounts, so that brings the price of admission down. The facility is only 5 years old, so it is very modern and clean. The gentlemen that was in the main museum... More 

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