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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

  • Family Day!
    Family Day!
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Oct 07
    Oct 07, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Oct 07, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    All day, All ages, 2 Adults and up to 6 kids only $20
  • Just For Kids: Pumpkins and Dinosaurs
    Just For Kids: Pumpkins and Dinosaurs
    Sat, Oct 07
    Oct 07, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Oct 07, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Join Carol Bowman for a special Halloween craft class and turn a pumpkin into a Dinosaur! Space is limited reservations required. Call 661-324-6350 to reserve.
  • Night at the Museum
    Night at the Museum
    Fri, Oct 13
    Oct 13, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Oct 13, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Join us for a flashlight guided tour through the dark and dimly lit museum exhibits where spooky things are bound to happen! Reservation Required
  • Senior Day
    Senior Day
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Oct 14
    Oct 14, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Oct 14, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Admission for seniors (60+) is only $2
  • Night at the Museum
    Night at the Museum
    Sat, Oct 14
    Oct 14, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Oct 14, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Join us for a flashlight guided tour through the dark and dimly lit museum exhibits where spooky things are bound to happen! Reservation Required
  • BVM Patio Sale Fundraiser
    BVM Patio Sale Fundraiser
    Sat, Nov 04
    Nov 04, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Nov 04, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Find special gifts and unique finds for your home at BVM's Patio Sale Fundraiser! All proceeds go to support museum programs and exhibits. If you are interested in donating items for the sale, please call 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 summer science camps and winter enrichment sessions

Discounts on other museum events and in the museum store

Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!

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