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Western Science Center

2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
+1 951-791-0033
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Not much to see

There is a museum and school on site, I wasn't impressed. The grounds outside of the museum are... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
wow they found this here.

We took the kids and older family members for the tour, we enjoyed the videos and displays. The... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Ricky J
San Jacinto, United States
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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 good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
+1 951-791-0033
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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
Reviewed 21 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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you are in the area do yourself a favor and stop by. Who knew this area had so many dinosaurs but that just goes to show you that gas and oil is every where. Seriously the people who did this need a round of...More

Thank travelingman&woman
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A short drive from Los Angeles, San Diego, or Palm Springs brings you to the Hemet- San Jacinto Valley which is the home to this exquisite gem of a museum. On display is Max the Mastodon which was found on location during the building of...More

Thank 007Markus007
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

By chance I stumbled across this wonderful scientific oasis in the California summer desert. All of the information offered is interesting and fun, the collection of actual bones and replicas is great and very well explained for all to understand and enjoy.

Thank IndraRojo
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