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Western Science Center, Hemet

(4.2/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
Riverside County's premiere Natural History museum, Western Science Center, is home to both permanent and special exhibits along with educational programming promoting scientific knowledge.

With an extensive collection of Ice Age fossils, as well as archaeological artifacts, the Western Science Center is the perfect place to discover the past and explore the future!

Follow us on Twitter at:

https://twitter.com/WesternCenter

Visit Dr. Alton Dooley's Director's Blog at:

http://valleyofthemastodon.wordpress.com/
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  • 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 are...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • We took our two 10 year old grand kids to this museum. It might be small but is mighty in quality, information and interactive opportunities. The kids loved being able to recreate their own ancient fo...  more »
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  • Went here a couple months ago and had a great time. Very kid-friendly and still great for adults. The gift shop is a great stop if you want to find a unique piece of jewelry or a fun science kit. Staff was friendly and I particularly liked the audio tour, totally worth the extra couple dollars for the headset.
  • We took our five year old granddaughter and had a difficult time getting her to leave when it was closing time. We all had a very enjoyable time and bought a years pass.
  • Very Educational Place. Thanks for all of those volunteers!!!!!
  • So cool
  • Small museum but very informative. I came out with much more knowledge than when I came in. Staff is very knowledgeable. It is also a great place for kids to learn more about archeology.