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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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  • So surprised. Again, a small, local venue that clearly has a lot to offer. Spent well nearly 2 hours in this small museum learning of the palaeontology perspective that developed because of the constr...  more »
  • Kids and adults love it. The staff are very informative. Lots of great things to see and learn. And a movie too! 
  • This was a most unlikely area to find mammoth bones but digging around can often lead to unexpected objects. The history behind the find is fascinating, the skeletons are well presented and preserved ...  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.