Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

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Open Hours: Thursday, Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday10am -4pm and Sundays 12-4pm

As we reflect on the past 24 years and look forward to celebrating our 25th Year Serving the Community in 2020, we gratefully think of all those who have helped the museum in so many ways now and in the past and say, THANK YOU!  It is with your support the museum continues as a educational resource. 

"Our Mission is to educate, engage, and inspire our community to explore the wonders of Science through enrichment activities, exhibits, and special programs"

2020 Calendar of Events

All events are held at Buena Vista Museum [unless indicated at another location] BVM is located at 2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301

January  Clink here to see the full  Calendar of Events.   and more details. 

January 3rd : Winter Enrichment: 8am-12noon (drop off 7:30am)  Build a Robot and have some Winter fun!

January 4th- Family Day: Family Day.  2 Adults and up-to 6 kids only $20!

January 4thJust for Kids: 10:30AM-noon. TBA Science Enrichment program for kids and parents.

January 6th -Kern County Science Alliance:7pm-9pm meets at the Buena Vista Museum. 

January 8th – Reptile Club of Bakersfield: 7:00 PM Meets at the Buena Vista Museum

January 16th -$2 Day: All day, all ages only $2!

January 18th_ Presentation: “ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF KERN COUNTY” 2:00PM Join local geologist Tim Elam. 

Contact BVM for more information: Call 661-324-6350 or email at info@buenavistamuseum.org    

Clink here to see full  Calendar of Events.

 

Shark Bites News

Fall/Winter 2019 Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2019 Newsletter

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Fossil Digs!

Would you like to dig fossils?  Then Join the museum team on a Paleontological Dig this fall,  at the Quarries near Sharktooth hill. Choose a one day, two or a three-day Dig. Half day options available too. Click here for registration form Paleo Dig Reservation Form 

All attendees must be BVMNH members and at least 12 yrs of age at the time of dig. To reserve a space call 661-324-6350 or email buenavistamuseum@gmail.com

Dear Museum Friend,

 

As 2019-year ends and we begin our 25th year serving our community and visitors as a Science Educational Resource, we reflect with great appreciation for all those who have helped the Museum to continue to grow and improve through the years.

Letter from our Executive Director

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The Museum would like to Acknowledge all of the sponsors who have made generous contributions to the musem