Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

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

2019 we reflect on the past 24 years, 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"

2019 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

Clink here to see full  Calendar of Events.

December 2nd: KSCA:7pm-9pm meets at the Buena Vista Museum every 1st Monday of the month. Meeting of the Kern County Science Alliance. 

December 7thFamily Day: First Saturday of the Month is Family Day. 2 Adults and up-to 6 kids only $20!

December 7th: “Just for Kids”: 10:30 Am.-noon. Come join BC Student Devon Hines as he takes you on a wild trip with tarantulas! 

December 7th : “Life on the Edge” :2:00pm. Geologist Tim Elam presents an informal discussion of recent and historical earthquake activity in Kern County.

Tim will explain why earthquakes happen here and what is forecasted for the future. 

December 11th: Reptile Club: 7:00 PM Meets at the Buena Vista Museum every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

December 19th: $2 Day: All day, all ages only $2!

Call 661-324- 6350 or more details on events and programs click here Calendar of Events. 

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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,

Exciting news from the BVMNH! We're buying our building, and we need your help. Please see the letter from our Executive Director. 

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