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“Great place for kids of all ages!”

Western Science Center
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Hemet
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Owner description: 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.
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 theme every month!

The inside of the museum is fairly small, but they have exhibits that change often. They have one of the best collections of mastodons, recovered from the local area while digging Diamond Valley lake. They have had scientists come from all over the world to study this collection.

The bone room is small but very impressive. They even have a small theater room for films of the excavation, animations showing the many creatures on display, and even guest speakers.

Thank kyneberlia
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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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