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2020 was a rough year for Kern non-profits!  Please consider making a donation to help ensure the survival of all your favorite community programs!

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Featured Events

Join Mark Hodson for hands-on advanced training in identification, field and lab preparation as well as preservation and restoration techniques for paleontological specimens. Space is limited, reserve your spot now.
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Join local Mark Hodson for an informative discussion. Regular admission fee. Free for members!
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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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Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science  |  2018 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301  |  (661) 324-6350

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