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

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Hours and Admissions

Hours

Thursday-Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Monday-Wednesday: Closed

General Admission

Members: Free

Children 2 and under: Free

Adults: $8

Children 3-11: $4

Students 12 years and older: $6

Seniors: $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

Family Days

The first Saturday of each month is Family Day!  Admission for 2 adults and up to 6 children is only $20!

Senior Days

The second Saturday of each month is Seniors Day!  Admission for Seniors (60+) is only $2!

$2 Days

The third Thursday day of each month is $2 Day!  All day, all ages admission is only $2!

Group Rates

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.

Reciprocal Admission

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)

Maturango Museum

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