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Address: 2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet, CA 92543
Phone Number: +1 951-791-0033
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Western Science Center is home to a fascinating array of Native American...

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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Hemet is a very small town, but then we started building a dam. Oh yes a big one. so very slowly the grated away the mountain and low and behold they found BONES!!!!!!. the giant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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hemet
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Hemet is a very small town, but then we started building a dam. Oh yes a big one. so very slowly the grated away the mountain and low and behold they found BONES!!!!!!. the giant sloth, our Mastodon and Junior, completely intact bones structure, they wanted to take our finds to L.A. and we said No. this is ours and... More 

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Hemet, California
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226 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Who'd have thought all these fossils--even mammoths and a 6-foot tall rodent-- would be found here and preserved/displayed in such an excellent manner! Well worth a visit.

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Thank Carolyn S
San Jacinto, California
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This Museum was established when the Dominigoni Dam was built and a large number of fossils were found. There are presentations, activities as well as the fossils. Well worth an hour or two of your time.

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Thank 158rong
San Jacinto, California
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I took my 3 year old grandson. The shuttle and the moving items he was able to turn were great. The mammoth, to scary for a 3 yr old. I plan on taking him back several times. It's not overwhelming and we spent just a little over an hour there. If he were older, he would have been able to... More 

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Thank Havingfun409
Gladstone, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We went on a day when we were the first ones there. It was SO interesting. The gentleman there was so nice and answered all our questions. It was a fun visit and we learned so much about the history of this valley

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Thank Penny A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I went to the Western Science Center because I had heard of it and had nothing for the kids to do. I was very impressed with the quality of their exhibits. I was expecting it to be subpar, but they were really good. This is not a large museum by no means, but I was very excited to find out... More 

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Hemet
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went here when I first arrvied. Looking for something to do on a hot day. What a treat this place was, cost was very low and the entertainment was high. Strong recomend to kids and adults alike

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Thank Cece C
Las Vegas, NV
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was a really nice Science museum for our son. It got us out of the heat for a little bit. There's a bit of interactive exhibits, like making your own fossils.

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Thank chainsawbaby
San Jacinto, California
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have visited here several times. My wife and I were fortunate to be able to ride in a bus behind the excavators when they were digging the reservoir. Interesting was how the Archeologists and Paleontologists followed the excavators watching for bones of dinosaurs and relics many of which are on display as well as all the hydro demonstrations pertaining... More 

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Exhibits from the excavation of Diamond Valley lake - the largest in SoCal. Mastodon, mammoths, giant sloths. 180 degree movies on what life was like here 100,000 years ago, and the building of the lake.

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