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This is a great slice of Hemet. I take my grandkids here all the time. Shows the great history and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hemet, California
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We took our grandkids to see fossils found in your backyard. They were thrilled with the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hemet, California
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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...more
2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
+1 951-791-0033
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great slice of Hemet. I take my grandkids here all the time. Shows the great history and the prehistoric exhibits at awesome.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank caparker
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took our grandkids to see fossils found in your backyard. They were thrilled with the exhibits! There were a lot of interaction sites to visit and we toured the Center. At the end of our trip, there is a fun store for the kids...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lauohana123
Reviewed 14 December 2018

It's a great day trip out to see this. Amazing fossils and other artifacts from the community. There is a small theater that had "life-like" videos that my daughter freaked out on (then laughed), I recommend this place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jraejen
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Wonderful museum for children. The artifacts and digs clearly help define what life may have been way back in time. The large mastodon displayed was amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed learning about the history of the area and also the evolution of the dinosaurs. Great place to visit with children. The curators were cleaning dinosaur bones right in front of me - awesome!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christi P
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This museum is located near Diamond Valley Lake. It contains Native American and Ice Age fossils. It contains the largest mastodon ever found in the USA. These fossils were all found when Diamond Valley Lake was being developed.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Donna7275
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Wi2cali
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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Hart_Serenity
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank JohnFromSantaClara
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank susansN6501VU
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