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

Meet the Expert, Geology and Hollywood: Dr. Gregg Wilkerson FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
Geology and Hollywood! Dr. Wilkerson will examine the history of geology in film. You will watch selected film clips to learn how the science of geology has developed over the last 117 years alongside a changing American society.
Jun 17, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT
Wacky Science! with Dave Hanley
Join Science Educator Dave Hanley for a fun trip through the wild side of science. Engaging, hands-on activities provide the basis for learning about everything from rockets to biology to aerodynamics. *Recommended ages 8 and above. Space is limited. Call (661) 324-6350 to reserve
Jun 24, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

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!