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“Excellent fun venue for all ages”

Western Science Center
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Hemet
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Valleywide recreation and Park District has a swim park right across the street from this museum. What a great place to play. Highly recommend both venues

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

This museum is a little out of the way and if you weren't looking specifically for it you would miss it. I would recommend this more for children, especially between 8-10 yrs of age. There is one section that is free with a lot of hands on for the kids to try and the other side there is a nominal fee with dinosaur artifacts. Good way for a family to spend a Sunday afternoon going thru.

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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Our grandchildren from northern California had a great time here when visiting in early April. If you are in the area, check it out.

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Reviewed 22 March 2013

This is another well kept secret in this Area. If you want to learn about pre historic animals, you need to visit this museum.

Thank Larry K
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

We love to visit this small museum for the videos of the excavation of the site for the dam and the depiction of prehisoric mammoths, sabre toothed cats, and horses from that valley. Old photos of early farmers and ranchers brings us to meditate on early California--hard work and history. Lots of activities for kids, and lots of goodies for grandparents to buy for the kiddies they love. We bought some round agate-containing rocks to put in a sock and hit with a hammer to see if they contain crystals. We also bought two velvet bags of polished rocks--as many as you can get in a bag. I don't know who will have more fun, the buyers or the receivers.

1  Thank SandraD7
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