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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, Jul 18
    Jul 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Jul 18, 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
    Summer Science Enrichment
    Fri, Jul 19
    Jul 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Jul 19, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Unleash your inner paleontologist and discover the world of dinosaurs! Come and learn about science with hands-on science activities for 1st through 6th graders! All materials included. $30 per child. Please call to reserve at 661-324-6350
  • Science Saturday
    Science Saturday
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jul 27
    Jul 27, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Jul 27, 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, Aug 03
    Aug 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Aug 03, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    All day, All ages, 2 Adults and up to 6 kids only $20
  • Summer Science Enrichment
    Summer Science Enrichment
    Fri, Aug 16
    Aug 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Aug 16, 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
  • Tim Elam: Grand Canyon Geology
    Tim Elam: Grand Canyon Geology
    Sat, Aug 17
    Aug 17, 2024, 1:30 PM
    Aug 17, 2024, 1:30 PM
    Join former Grand Canyon Park Ranger Tim Elam as he takes you on a rich photographic tour of the rocks of the Grand Canyon. Perhaps no place in the world can inspire more superlatives than the inspirational and colorful, beautiful and immense Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.

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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