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Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology

Open Now: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Outstanding Museum

Every Labor Day, I take my sons out for a long weekend ... sort of our last "hurrah" before school... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul S
Costa Mesa, California
One of the best kept secrets in San Diego County!

A small venue, lots of hands-on, great for all ages! Better than huge Natural History Museums. The... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
San Diego, California
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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
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457 East Grand Avenue, Suites 1-3, Escondido, CA 92025-3353
+1 442-999-4449
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every Labor Day, I take my sons out for a long weekend ... sort of our last "hurrah" before school starts in earnest. This year, we stayed in Escondido and did some fishing and sightseeing. The Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology was one...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed July 9, 2018

A small venue, lots of hands-on, great for all ages! Better than huge Natural History Museums. The kiddos will love it, and you will too (kiddos being up thru teens).

Thank DonSchwieb
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank maryaling
Reviewed January 24, 2018

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

1  Thank gsmyles
Reviewed September 28, 2017

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.

Thank Julie N
Reviewed March 29, 2017

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

1  Thank Neodidymos
Reviewed January 29, 2017

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

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Reviewed September 2, 2016

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

1  Thank LisaE3016
Reviewed April 16, 2016

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

3  Thank nissan1515
Reviewed April 10, 2016

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.

3  Thank Anon92027
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Response from nissan1515 | Reviewed this property |
Per Roynon website: Sunday 11am - 4pm Monday - Friday 1pm - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Summer Hours (starting June 18th) Saturday & Sunday 11AM - 4 PM Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM