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Large exterior signage transport visitors through time as they approach the entrance of the WCP&A.

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A series of maps illustrate how the area where the WCP&A; now resides has changed throughout the past eras.

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A recreated 1800s home serves as a vehicle for the presentation of artifacts of early settlement recovered during the construction of the Diamond Valley Lake.

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The main exhibit gallery provides a large space for the presentation of fossils, interactive learning stations and docent led activities.

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Large wall panels present key stories as visitors move through the exhibit.

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Small panels surround skeleton displays. They explain various concepts with text, illustration and diagrams.

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Crime Scene Investigation files, notes and case solutions illustrate the range of causes of fossil condition. The CSI format reinforces the concept of paleontologists as detectives.

Visit the Western Center for Paleontology & Archaeology website to learn more about the museum.

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Credits

Thanks to Scott Saxton for his brilliant illustrations and graphic design assistance. Exhibit design by Chris Malczewski.