WELCOME TO THE 

BUENA VISTA MUSEUM

 

WELCOME TO THE 

BUENA VISTA MUSEUM

 

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!

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Take a Journey  to the     MIOCENE

Featured Events

Science Saturday

Last Saturday of every month, April-August

  • Senior Day
    Sat, Aug 13
    Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
    Aug 13, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    Admission for seniors (60+) is only $2
  • $2 Day!
    Thu, Aug 18
    Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
    Aug 18, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    All day, All ages, $2 admission per person. Enjoy one of the best bargains in town!
  • Tim Elam: Geology of the Sierra Nevada
    Aug 20, 1:30 PM
    Bakersfield, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    Join geologist Tim Elam as he uses graphics, animations and photos to present an overview of the geologic features of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Science Saturday
    Sat, Aug 27
    Bakersfield
    Aug 27, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Bakersfield, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    Last Saturday of each month (April-August)! Come and learn about science with hands-on science demonstrations from our very own community science groups, organizations and vendors. Regular admission price also includes access to the entire museum including the newly reopened Oh-Zone Discovery Area!
  • Family Day!
    Sat, Sep 03
    Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
    Sep 03, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    All day, All ages, 2 Adults and up to 6 kids only $20
  • Senior Day
    Sat, Sep 10
    Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
    Sep 10, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    Admission for seniors (60+) is only $2

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!