Hours and Admissions
(Subject to State mandated closures and staff availability)
Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
Children 2 and under: Free
Children 3-11: $4
Students 12 years and older: $6
More Ways to Visit
BVM is a Blue Star Museum which means we offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families.
Click here for more information about Blue Star Museums.
BVM provides discounted admission for those currently receiving SNAP food assistance benefits. Simply present your valid EBT card and photo ID at the front desk for $2 admission each for up to 4 individuals per EBT card.
Click here for more information about Museums For All.
BVM is a proud member of the ASTC Travel Passport Program. If you are member of one of the over 600 science centers or museums participating in the ASTC Travel Passport Program, you may be eligible for free general admission to BVM. Some exclusions apply.
Click here for more information about the ASTC Travel Passport Program.
Members Visit Free!
Reduced Price Days
The first Saturday of each month is Family Day! Admission for 2 adults and up to 6 children is only $20!
The second Saturday of each month is Seniors Day! Admission for Seniors (60+) is only $2!
The third Thursday day of each month is $2 Day! All day, all ages admission is only $2!
Student Group Rates
Students: $3.00, chaperones, teachers and parents: $6.00. For more information on school tours click here
Adult Group Rates
Groups of 20 or more adults: $6.00 each. Click here for more information on group tours.
Members of other local and reciprocal institutions may be eligible for free admission to BVM. Current partners include:
Bakersfield Museum of Art
Kern County Museum
California Living Museum (CALM)
Santa Ana Zoo
Mike Grove Zoo
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
San Diego Maritime Museum
Charles Paddock Zoo
Gibbon Conservation Center
Exotic Feline Breeding Compound
Maui Ocean Center