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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!

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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

  • Family Day!
    Family Day!
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Mar 02
    Mar 02, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Mar 02, 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, Mar 09
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Mar 09, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Admission for seniors (60+) is only $2
  • $2 Day!
    $2 Day!
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Mar 21
    Mar 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Mar 21, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    All day, All ages, $2 admission per person. Enjoy one of the best bargains in town!
  • Tim Elam: A History of Red Rock Canyon
    Tim Elam: A History of Red Rock Canyon
    Sat, Mar 23
    Mar 23, 2024, 1:30 PM
    Mar 23, 2024, 1:30 PM
    How did Red Rock Canyon form? Why is it there? What events have shaped the rich cultural and geological history of Red Rock Canyon? Join geologist Tim Elam as he takes you on a rich photographic tour of the geology and history of the Red Rock Canyon.
  • Science Enrichment for kids Thursday, Build your own: Robot, T-Rex, Shark
    Science Enrichment for kids Thursday, Build your own: Robot, T-Rex, Shark
    Mar 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Build your own robot, T-Rex or shark! Space is limited. Call 661-324-6350 now to reserve your spot. $45 per child
  • Family Day!
    Family Day!
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Apr 06
    Apr 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Apr 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    All day, All ages, 2 Adults and up to 6 kids only $20

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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