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Western Science Center, Hemet

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:

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

http://valleyofthemastodon.wordpress.com/
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  • 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,...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • The Western Science Center (WSC), formerly the Western Center for Archaeology & Paleontology, is a museum located near Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet, California. The WSC is home to a large collection o...  more »
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  • I will not be returning to this contradicting museum. Don't waste your $8/person on the non-dinosaur, dinosaur museum. The mammoth was cool, but I've seen more put together ones. Oh, and, meanwhile outside of the Water Conservation building... the WHOLE front entrance was flooded by constantly running sprinklers that were watering desert plants and artificial turf. Talk about not practicing what you preach.
  • Amazing place to go as a family. Very friendly and accomodating staff. Lots to see inside and interactive things for the children. Ours range in age from 5 to 8 and we spent about two hours there. The kids loved it. The wife and I highly recommend it. It is very easy to find as well.
  • It is a hidden treasures. Tucked in the middle of nowhere. But my god I had so much fun. If you do or do not have kids YOU must go. I would compare to any other.
  • The exhibits where wonderful! Everything was very interactive and very children/child at heart friendly. While I came to the museum to see the hominin exhibits, I fell in love with the two videos showed in the theater. I love being able to hear and see an extinct animal move in the recreation video. The video really brings the animals to life!
  • It's wonderful to see all of the Natural History that came out of the site for Diamond Valley Lake and it's great to learn

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