Ice Age Soiree at the Western Science Center

October 4, 2016

By Megan McClain


The Western Science Center in Hemet will present an ice-cold event millions of years in the making to celebrate 21 years since the finding of its signature mastodon skeleton.

The Ice Age Soirée, a fundraiser and celebration, will be held Oct. 8 from 6-9 p.m. at the Western Science Center.

The event is to celebrate 21 years since the discovery of Max, the largest mastodon found on the west coast, which was discovered during the excavation of nearby Diamond Valley Lake. The Western Science Center holds a collection of archeological finds and Ice Age fossils that were unearthed during the creation of the reservoir.

The soirée will have a full gourmet dinner menu, including filet mignon and New Mexico highland peppers roasted on site by Bautista Creek Ranch. The event is for ages 21 and older only, and picture ID will be required at check in. Full menu is available at the center’s website.

Guests will be able to explore the museum after hours, including an adventure through the ice age around the museum and current exhibits such as “Pollinators: Keeping Company with Flowers.” Event guests will also be able to participate in five-minute talks with scientists and educators about their research -- speed-dating style.

A KEVA plank-building contest has been arranged, and the winner is eligible for a family membership to the museum.


Check out our adventure at the Western Sience Center!

Tickets are $40 each and $35 for Western Science Center members. All proceeds will benefit Western Science Center programs.

The 21-and-older only Ice Age Soirée event is Oct. 8 at the Western Science Center from 6-9 p.m. The Center is located at 2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet CA, 92543. For more information, call (951) 791-0033 or visit