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Western Science Center, Hemet

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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 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 ...  more »
  • Be interesting for kids or young people but not so much for the older generation ! We hadn’t done our research prior to stopping !  more »
  • Great time in the Education center! 5th graders were totally engaged! They loved the lookout discussion and the lab work!  more »
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  • Great little science center! Our daughter made a fossil and watched the video in the adorable theater. She even got to uncover some mammoth bones on her own! Small museum, but interactive and well worth the trip.
  • Not a lot to see but what they do have is really cool. Don't miss the film in the center area. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and helpful. Several activities for kids and you should be able to get through everything in about 2 hours leisurely.
  • There's not much to this museum, but you can expect to learn a lot about mastedons and the paleontology involved with them. They have an excellent simulated dig site, to display how a dig happens. The gift shop is also very reasonably priced and they have a great selection of precious stone jewelry.
  • Alot of fun for little ones. We really enjoyed making a fossil and playing in the dig pit. The videos were also really cool to watch.
  • Expensive, boring, and not complete. Maybe make ot cheap or free and it would be more enjoyable. Have more accommodations for guests... food place or benches to sit and rest. Should be a guided tour if anything always... not impressed but thankful for the effort to educate the public on the areas history.
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