Water + Life Museum, Lehrer + Gangi Design + Build, Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA; Mark Gangi; Anne Marie Kaufman Perlov, Project Architect 2006

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    Visiting the Water + Life Museum last week was a homecoming of sorts for me; representing the Ingersoll Rand Company during the excavation of the Domenigoni Valley during the late 90s, I was there when the first bones of a prehistoric mastodon were first discovered, leading to the eventual establishment of the museum. My interest in visiting the museum was only heightened upon learning that the project was completed by a local architect that I had previously met, Michael Lehrer, interviewing him for my column "Who's Who in Silver Lake" and as a feature article for the Los Feliz Ledger. The project was the first museum to earn the distinction of being LEED Platinum certified. Exhibits at the museum display an amazing assortment of fossils unearthed during the construction of the Diamond Valley Lake Reservoir, a massive civil engineering project, the largest earthwork projcct in the history of the United States completed in 1999. The museum, now referred to as simply the Western Science Center is located at 2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet CA, 92543. For more about Michael Lehrer, please visit the archives of "Who's Who in Silver Lake" at http://www.thesilverlakenews.com/featured-merchants/" rel="nofollow">www.thesilverlakenews.com/featured-merchants/
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    Michael Locke
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    Added by: Harshita Chhabra
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  • Harshita Chhabra on March 3, 2015, 9:31 p.m.

    Last year, on the 29th December I went to the Life Museum with my family and it was a thrilling and amazing experience as I did ice skating which I had never done before and we also went on the motion ride. I also learnt a lot about dinosaurs and I started having more of an interest in Science after we watched the clip about bacteria and the DNA structure .
    The picture you can see was me skating outside with my mum also on the right hand side I am with my sister who was 3 at that time; we were experimenting different sounds and it was fun learning concepts while playing.
    The museum is popular in with any age group. Every year there are more than 1000 people to visit the museum.
    All in all, the Life museum is a fantastic place to visit as there are numerous things one can do over there and learn in a play way.

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