The Western Science Center is one of Riverside County’s premiere scientific institutions. It is home to the Diamond Valley Lake collection, containing almost 1 million archaeological artifacts and paleontological specimens. On exhibit from the collection are impressive and record-setting examples of mastodons, Columbian mammoths, and other Ice Age behemoths, as well as important artifacts recording the habitation of Diamond Valley by the Luiseno and Cahuilla peoples and by European settlers. Explore our permanent exhibitions to see what you’ll discover when you visit.
The Western Center also presents marquee special exhibits that educate and entertain in our temporary exhibitions gallery. Temporary exhibits are selected from quality traveling exhibitions created by experts in their field, or are developed entirely by WSC staff to highlight the rich cultural and natural history within our own region. See the special exhibit we currently have on display, or find out what’s coming next. Check our lecture series and workshops to find additional programming that complements our exhibits and displays. Browse for information on past exhibits that were previously presented at WSC.