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Western Science Center, Hemet
(4.3/5 based on 55 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!

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  • 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 pri...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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.