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Western Science Center

2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
+1 951-791-0033
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Bring the kids and explore local artifacts and fossils. Very educational and well layout Hands on... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Wi2cali
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Hemet, California
Very cool!

The displays are fun and interactive. My daughter was able to dig for dinosaur bones and make her... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Hart_Serenity
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Wyoming
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Western Science Center is home to a fascinating array of Native American artifacts and Ice Age fossils that were unearthed at Diamond Valley Lake. You'll be moved by "Max", the largest mastodon found in the Western United States, as well as "Xena", a Columbian mammoth. Let your imagination run wild as you walk on tempered glass which houses "Little Stevie", a large mastodon installed beneath the museum floor to re-create the actual dig site.
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2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Bring the kids and explore local artifacts and fossils. Very educational and well layout Hands on activities for the kids and presented in a way most ages will comprehend. Went here as part of a class for anthropology but the kids enjoyed exploring and discovering...More

Thank Wi2cali
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

The displays are fun and interactive. My daughter was able to dig for dinosaur bones and make her own fossil. The movie room is unique and interesting. The movie itself was interesting too.

Thank Hart_Serenity
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

My family was staying in Hemet and decided to give this museum hooked to a school a try. The museum itself is pretty small with really only 3 rooms and a movie room. The movie was 2 short films. Both fine. The main room with...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Had a great visit to the Western Science Ctr which is probably unknown to most people but loved it and will definitely come back with my grandchildren. It’s a high quality treasure right in our midst. Forget driving to LA or SD; it’s right here...More

1  Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We actually attended a fundraiser event at the Western Science Center. The museum is small, only a couple of rooms inside, but it is a cool place.

Thank Betty A
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

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 young children about science. There is a different...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Be interesting for kids or young people but not so much for the older generation ! We hadn’t done our research prior to stopping !

Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Great time in the Education center! 5th graders were totally engaged! They loved the lookout discussion and the lab work!

Thank Rebecca T
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

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, doesn't take too long to visit. Take the grandkids and enjoy museum.

Thank C9138WCjosepha
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

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.

Thank Lona S
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