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Western Science Center

2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
+1 951-791-0033
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Very cool!

The displays are fun and interactive. My daughter was able to dig for dinosaur bones and make her... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hart_Serenity
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Wyoming
Small But Nice...Bit High Priced

My family was staying in Hemet and decided to give this museum hooked to a school a try. The... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
JohnFromSantaClara
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Santa Clara, CA
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
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+1 951-791-0033
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The displays are fun and interactive. My daughter was able to dig for dinosaur bones and make her own fossil. The movie room is unique and interesting. The movie itself was interesting too.

Thank Hart_Serenity
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family was staying in Hemet and decided to give this museum hooked to a school a try. The museum itself is pretty small with really only 3 rooms and a movie room. The movie was 2 short films. Both fine. The main room with...More

1  Thank JohnFromSantaClara
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Had a great visit to the Western Science Ctr which is probably unknown to most people but loved it and will definitely come back with my grandchildren. It’s a high quality treasure right in our midst. Forget driving to LA or SD; it’s right here...More

1  Thank Susan S
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

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 January 28, 2018

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

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 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 !

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Reviewed December 29, 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 October 2, 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 July 20, 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 May 24, 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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