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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, Dec 02
    Dec 02, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Dec 02, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    All day, All ages, 2 Adults and up to 6 kids only $20
  • Senior Day
    Senior Day
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Dec 09
    Dec 09, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Dec 09, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Admission for seniors (60+) is only $2
  • $2 Day!
    $2 Day!
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Dec 21
    Dec 21, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Dec 21, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    All day, All ages, $2 admission per person. Enjoy one of the best bargains in town!
  • Museum Closed
    Museum Closed
    Sun, Dec 24
    Dec 24, 10:00 AM
    Dec 24, 10:00 AM
    The museum will be closed today for the Christmas Holiday
  • Museum Closed
    Museum Closed
    Sun, Dec 31
    Dec 31, 10:00 AM
    Dec 31, 10:00 AM
    The museum will be closed today for the New Years 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

Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!

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