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!


 Help make a difference in our community by bidding on auction items or giving a donation,  All items up for bid have been donated to BVM expressly for the auction and are not objects from the museum's collections.


Take a Journey  to the     MIOCENE

Featured Events

Meet the Expert, Biology: Dr. Anna Doty VIRTUAL EVENT
The wonder of bats: Understanding the misunderstood: Dr. Anna Doty will present information about one of the most common yet misunderstood animals. Bats are amazing creatures that use their remarkable physical traits to provide many benefits like pollination, seed dispersal, and pest control.
Oct 21, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
Meet the Expert, Marine Science: Dr. Tony Rathburn VIRTUAL EVENT
Voyages to the Bottom of the Sea: Exploring the Deep Ocean in a 3-Person Submersible. Join CSUB marine scientist and oceanographer Dr. Tony Rathburn for a journey to previously unmapped areas of the seafloor and to learn about the creatures that thrive in that perpetually cold and dark environment.
Nov 18, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST

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


Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!