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School Tours and Field Trips

BVM is the only museum in central California with exhibits on anatomy, astronomy, anthropology, archeology, biology, geology and paleontology. All in one location.

Led by trained Docents, school groups will:


Inspect a world class collection of 15 million year old Miocene fossil specimens from local Sharktooth hill. The Miocene was a time when Bakersfield was covered by an ocean and home to the giant megalodon.

Enjoy a glimpse of how some of the earliest Californians lived through our life size Native American Lifeways exhibit.

A significant geology section including a stunning collection of gems an minerals.

Experience the diversity of life through our North American and African Animals exhibits.

Explore tactile and hands-on science learning in

the "Oh Zone." 

School Tour Pricing and Information

  • One adult chaperone is required per 10 students.

  • There is a maximum of 40 children per tour session. Larger groups can be split into multiple sessions.

  • Tours are $4 per student and $7 per adult.

  • Tours requested outside of regular operating hours must meet or exceed a minimum $100.

  • Please allow approximately 1.5 - 2 hours for the tour session.

  • Reservation required at least 2 weeks in advance.

  • To find out about customized tours for special needs groups, please contact the museum at (661) 324-6350 or email

BVM Can Come to You!

Museum in a Box

  • In class presentation customized for your classroom studies. 

  • The presentation will include several geology and paleontology specimens from the museum's collection.

  • Children will learn from from an expert on the topic

  • Many specimens are hands on!

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