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  

OCTOBER  

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

October 6th 10:30 -12 noon  Just for Kids: Please join the Bakersfield Reptile Club as they share information about their animals… how they live, what they eat and What you need to know to have a reptile as a pet.

October 6th-Just for Kids: Come see NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Volunteer; Roberta Parnell. She will be sharing “Ocean worlds and the moon” in the Astronomy Room from 10:30 am - noon.

October 18th- $2 Day: All day, all ages only $2!

October 20th –Pumpkins and Dinosaurs: Join Carol Bowman for a Special Halloween Craft Class and turn a Pumpkin into a Dinosaur! 10:30am-11:30am.

October 20th – Observe The Moon Night: Come see NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Volunteer; Roberta Parnell. She will be talking about “observing the moon” and Kern County’s Observe The Moon Night Events; in the Astronomy Room from 10:30am- noon.

October 26th & 27th- Night at the Museum: Flashlight tour in the dark, where your own imagination feeds your fears! $8 Adults $6 Children

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

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