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WELCOME TO THE 

BUENA VISTA MUSEUM

 

WELCOME TO THE 

BUENA VISTA MUSEUM

 

Anatomy, Astronomy, Archeology, Anthropology, Biology, Geology and Paleontology Right in the heart of downtown Bakersfield!

Take a Journey  to the     MIOCENE

Watch the newest episode of T-Rex Ranch featuring Shark Tooth Hill and the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science

Featured Events

  • $2 Day!
    $2 Day!
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 20
    Jun 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Jun 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    All day, All ages, $2 admission per person. Enjoy one of the best bargains in town!
  • Summer Science Enrichment - Kitchen Science!
    Summer Science Enrichment - Kitchen Science!
    Fri, Jun 21
    Jun 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Jun 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Every third Friday in June, July and August! Come and learn about science with hands-on science activities for 1st through 6th graders! All materials included. This week's topic: Kitchen Science! $30 per child. Please call to reserve at 661-324-6350
  • Science Saturday
    Science Saturday
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 29
    Jun 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Jun 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Last Saturday of each month (April-August)! Come and learn about science with hands-on science demonstrations from our very own community science groups, organizations and vendors. Regular admission price also includes access to the entire museum including the Oh-Zone Discovery Area!
  • Family Day!
    Family Day!
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 06
    Jul 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Jul 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    All day, All ages, 2 Adults and up to 6 kids only $20
  • Senior Day
    Senior Day
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 13
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Admission for seniors (60+) is only $2
  • Summer Science Enrichment
    Summer Science Enrichment
    Fri, Jul 19
    Jul 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Jul 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Every third Friday in June, July and August! Come and learn about science with hands-on science activities for 1st through 6th graders! All materials included. Topics TBA. $30 per child. Please call to reserve at 661-324-6350

Become a Member

BVM members are kind of a big deal!

Members help support the mission of BVM to educate, engage, and inspire our community to explore the wonders of science through enrichment activities, exhibits, and special programs.

Unlimited free regular admission to the museum for one year

Free admission to local reciprocal museums and over 600 ASTC museums worldwide! 

Free admission to "Just for Kids" educational programs and monthly science talks

Discounts on other museum events and in the museum store

Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!

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