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The Roynon Museum of Earth Sciences & Paleontology was established in 2000 to educate students, scouts, and the general public in earth sciences, as well as to emphasize the meaning of the sequence of life throughout geological time. We’re located...more
Hours Today: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
457 East Grand Avenue, Suites 1-3, Escondido, CA 92025-3353
We are really lucky in southern CA to have this museum in our area.
It is small but it has a huge collection of rocks, bones, skeletons, eggs and other things. A lot of it is copies but some are real. But the museum is...More
We have visited the Roynon collection when it used to be housed in Mr. .Roynon's garage for school field trips. A few years ago the museum opened in Escondido and it is a hidden gem. We have never gone by ourselves and decided to do...More
I took my grandchildren here. They were very interested in the fossils and the dinosaur skeletons. A lovely way to spend the afternoon. The staff is very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. The children learned a lot, and they enjoyed it.
Fantastic hidden gem in Escondido. Accompanied a 2nd Grade class on thier field-trip and was amazed how much there is in this museum. I can guarantee that the students and the adults (including myself) thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the 3 hour presentation/walkthrough. Mr. Roynon's...More
We were going to go to La Brea Tar Pits, but that was too far to drive for the day, so we opted for Roynon. We paid $32.00 (2 adults, 1 youth) entry into the museum. A little pricey for how small the museum is....More
This is a must see. Not many people know about this great museum in Escondido! Our group had a great time learning about dinosaurs and also about geology and the kids said it didn't feel like school. The collection is much more extensive than we...More
Our kids go here for school field trips, Boy Scout and Girl Scout field trips as well. The rain and Museum just recently relocated to grand Avenue. It was in someone's house for many years. It's a wonderful hands-on collection for kids
If you or your kids are into dinosaurs or rocks, this is quite a collection. All legit, Smithsonian quality, awesome use of space to display rare pieces. Educational workshops for 3rd grade and up with make/take project.
Not everything is original - replicas abound but the true nature of the collection, the reason for its existence, and the character and dedication of the collector(s) make this a go to spot for kids of all ages wanting to know more.
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