Valley of the Mastodons


Opening This August

Mastodons once roamed Diamond Valley Lake – this summer, they’re coming back.

The WesC2oBhNFUkAEVTYWtern Science Center is home to over a dozen mastodons who lived during the Ice Age. With the help of researchers and scientists from across the country, we’ll be investigating fossils that have never before been on public display.

Using tools like CT scanning and 3D printing, we’ll explore the inside (and outside!) of our mastodons  From Blaze, a fossil mastodon with scorch marks, to the famous Max and his jaw injuries, we’ve only scratched the surface of what we know about these long dead animals.


Our Location
2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet CA, 92543
Phone: 951-791-0033

10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday

Western Science Center

To inspire our community to discover the past, explore the present, and promote a sustainable future.