WELCOME TO THE 

BUENA VISTA MUSEUM

 

WELCOME TO THE 

BUENA VISTA MUSEUM

 

BVM has Reopened!

Come see what's new!

Anatomy, Astronomy, Archeology, Anthropology, Biology, Geology and Paleontology

Right in the heart of downtown Bakersfield!

Check out our Online

Museum Store

Shop our fossil guides,

books, STEM kits and more!

BVM Masks Now Available!

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Take a Journey  to the     MIOCENE

Featured Events

Science Saturday

Last Saturday of every month, April-August

  • Science Saturday
    Sat, May 28
    Bakersfield
    May 28, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Bakersfield, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    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 newly reopened Oh-Zone Discovery Area!
  • Science Saturday
    Sat, Jun 25
    Bakersfield
    Jun 25, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Bakersfield, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    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 newly reopened Oh-Zone Discovery Area!
  • Meet the Expert, Biology: Dr. Lucas Hall VIRTUAL EVENT
    May 19, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
    Online Virtual Event
    Urban Carnivores in California's Central Valley Dr. Lucas Hall is a conservation biologist at CSUB. Using data gathered from remote cameras, Dr. Hall will present information about "urban carnivores" such as the kit fox that coexist with us here in the central valley.
  • Tim Elam: Geology of the Grand Canyon
    May 14, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Bakersfield, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    Join geologist (and former Grand Canyon Park Ranger) Tim Elam for a rich photographic tour of the geology of the Grand Canyon. How, when, and why did it form? What makes it unique and different from other large canyons of the world?
  • Tim Elam: McKittrick, Maricopa & La Brea Tar Seeps
    Apr 30, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Bakersfield, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    Join geologist Tim Elam for a photographic presentation on how local tar seeps provide a glimpse of valley life thousands of years ago during the Ice Age.
  • Science Saturday!
    Sat, Apr 30
    Bakersfield
    Apr 30, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Bakersfield, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    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 newly reopened Oh-Zone Discovery Area!

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

Eligibility to participate in Paleo-Digs at Sharktooth Hill

Discounts on summer science camps and winter enrichment sessions

Discounts on other museum events and in the museum store

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Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!