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Western Science Center

2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
+1 951-791-0033
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small museum, but cool

We actually attended a fundraiser event at the Western Science Center. The museum is small, only a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Betty A
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92544, United States
Great place for kids of all ages!

This is not just a museum, but a Science Center. It acts as a camp during the summer for children... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kyneberlia
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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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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We actually attended a fundraiser event at the Western Science Center. The museum is small, only a couple of rooms inside, but it is a cool place.

Thank Betty A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not just a museum, but a Science Center. It acts as a camp during the summer for children interested in Science. The first Saturday of month they hold a free Science Saturday that helps teach young children about science. There is a different...More

Thank kyneberlia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be interesting for kids or young people but not so much for the older generation ! We hadn’t done our research prior to stopping !

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Great time in the Education center! 5th graders were totally engaged! They loved the lookout discussion and the lab work!

Thank Rebecca T
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Cool place for small kids. Size of these prehistoric animals is awsome. Interesting that you can see archiologists still working on preserving bones and skeletons of these animals. It's a small venue, doesn't take too long to visit. Take the grandkids and enjoy museum.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

In Motion Training Center puts on their annual Christmas dances from their various classes here. Great family outing, Christmas spirit, performance opportunity, crafts for sale. Lovely time.

Thank Lona S
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

The Western Science Center (WSC), formerly the Western Center for Archaeology & Paleontology, is a museum located near Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet, California. The WSC is home to a large collection of Native American artifacts and Ice Age fossils that were unearthed at Diamond...More

3  Thank BRENT C
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I love natural history museums. But this place is targeted for the very very young. Personally, I found it to be kind of useless. And I am very disappointed by that.

Thank Dennis T
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This, by far, is an excellent museum to take your out of town relatives to. They have many exhibits that change regularly. Some specimens found here not found anywhere else in the world.The entire area surrounding the museum is beautiful.

Thank travel4me53
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

This museum is small but very interesting, especially for those who are interested in fossils. We didn't know that this area of California had so many extinct animals that used to roam the lands here outside of Hemet. The exhibits show bones from several types...More

Thank byebye2u
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