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Western Science Center

2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
+1 951-791-0033
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it is a very good experience. They have a very good history of the whole valley and surrounding area.

They have an outstanding museum and a very nice information center for local issues like water and... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Ron K
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Wonderful afternoon with friends from out of town. The exhibit is amazing, and a great day. Take... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Kaye H
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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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2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

Thank Ron K
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 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.

Thank Kaye H
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

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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Reviewed 2 February 2017

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.

Thank majorg
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

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.

Thank Ricky J
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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!

Thank Sandy V
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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!

Thank Marsha D
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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...More

Thank Maxine A
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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,...More

Thank JAFO399
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The museum was alot of fun. I wish they had a little more interactive displays to really engage the attention of the kids and get them interested however it IS a small museum. It's clean and the staff are friendly. It's a perfect way to...More

Thank Jessica H
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