Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

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

Every year we reflect and gratefully think of all those who have helped the museum in so many ways now and in the past. THANK YOU!  

2018 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  For reservations Call 661-324- 6350

Wednesday Hours have been extended through September! In addition to our regular hours we will be open a ½ day on Wednesdays 9am-1pm  

Novemeber Events 

November 3rd –Family Day: First Saturday of the Month is Family Day.  2 Adults and up-to 6 kids only $20!

November 3rd –Just for Kids: California Resource Center will be presenting “The Magic Barrel” from 10:30am.-noon.

November 5th- Kern County Science Alliance:  Meeting of the Kern County Science Alliance. 

November 10th- Fall GALA: Come join us for dinner and a silent auction. 6:30pm -9pm 

November 15th - $2 Day: All day, all ages only $2!

November 15th-18th- Fall Paleo Dig: Looking to find some buried treasure? 

November 17th – Mars Insight: Come see NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Volunteer; Roberta Parnell. 

November 22nd- Thanksgiving Day: The Museum will be closed in observance of the Holiday.

For More detailed information about events and programs call Buena Vista Museum 661 324 6350

or Click here for the Museums Full  Calendar of Events. 

Shark Bites News

2018 Fall News Letter

Our October 2018 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 board president. 

Letter from our board president

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