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Western Science Center, Hemet

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The Western Science Center (WSC), formerly the Western Center for Archaeology & Paleontology, is a museum located near Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet, California. The WSC is home to a large collection of Native American artifacts and Ice Age fossils that were unearthed at Diamond Valley Lake, including "Max", the largest mastodon found in the western United States, and "Xena", a Columbian mammoth.

Opened in 2006, the museum has been designed to provide world-class facilities for the research, curation, and presentation of the nearly one million specimens discovered during the development of Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet.
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  • This is the Western Science Center. Dinosaurs and bones. It tooklots to feed the 3,500 ponds. hrbivore Huge meals! Jefferson Grand slah Thomas Jefferson found fossils The species in a Western in.....  more »
  • The dinosaurs was different compared to other fossils. We enjoyed that and took pictures. We could see clearly how their skeletons looked like. We were told that we could see people who find...  more »
  • The museum was very interesting. The exhibits are great for kids, but seem more appropriate for kids 4 and older. You can make a clay fossil to take home, and the staff are very friendly. I would definitely recommend visiting more than once.
  • Very educational, a must trip small museum but very friendly. excellent for kids. Love the water museum right across friendly service. Clean restrooms . Staff always happy to help.

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