Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science  |  2018 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301  |  (661) 324-6350

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Rocks and Minerals

Our large rock and mineral collection houses over 500 specimens of all sizes and shapes ranging from our rich local mineral resources, to those brought to earth from outer space including:

 

  • lava and ash specimens from volcanoes

  • Petrified wood and other plants 

  • Crystalline mineral specimens, including a complete collection of US state minerals.

  • Cut, carved and polished specimen

  • Glowing specimens in our fluorescent mineral display 

  • The impressive collection of the local Bakersfield Mineral Mites, a local junior rock and mineral club.

 

Be sure to visit our rock and mineral touch stations where you can feel and inspect over 30 touchable rock and petrified wood specimens.

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