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We visited here finally after living in Hemet for 5 years. It was amazing to see how much was found... read more

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O9045XPanitad
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Rena, Norway
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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 January 16, 2019
caparker
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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
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2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, CA 92543-9706
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited here finally after living in Hemet for 5 years. It was amazing to see how much was found when building the Diamond Valley Lake. We really enjoyed our visit and plan to bring our grandkids here soon

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

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
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

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
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Reviewed December 13, 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
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Reviewed November 15, 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 October 31, 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 August 26, 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 May 31, 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 April 24, 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 April 22, 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
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