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!

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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!
    Sat, Dec 03
    Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
    Dec 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
  • Just For Kids: Science enrichment program for kids and parents.
    Dec 03, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Bakersfield, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    All ages welcome. Topic and activity TBA. No additional fee, just the regular museum admission (free for members).
  • Meet the Expert, Forensic Science: Gregory Laskowski VIRTUAL EVENT
    Dec 08, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
    Online Virtual Event
    Topic TBA, Mr. Laskowski has over 30 years experience as a forensic scientist with both the Kern County Sheriff’s Department and the Kern County District Attorney’s Office. Gregory also has consulted for countless television shows like CSI, Law and Order, Numbers, Killer Instinct, Bones & Vanished.
  • Senior Day
    Sat, Dec 10
    Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
    Dec 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
  • $2 Day!
    Thu, Dec 15
    Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
    Dec 15, 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!
  • Museum Closed
    Sun, Dec 25
    Bakersfield
    Dec 25, 12:00 PM
    Bakersfield, 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA
    The museum will be closed today for the Christmas holiday

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

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Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!