Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

Welcome to the Museum's Website!

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

Starting May 1st-Aug 31st SUMMER HOURS Wed 9am-1pm, Thurs & Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am -4pm and Sunday 12pm-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

August 14th - Reptile Club of Bakersfield: 7:00 PM Meets at the Buena Vista Museum every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

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

September 7th - FAMILY DAY!   2 Adults and up-to 6 kids only $20! And at 10:30 AM “Just for Kids” Reptiles  

September 7th -Weird Science Night For Adults 6:30pm-9pm This is a night for adults to enjoy wild and wacky fun with Science! Reservations needed.661-324-6350

September 21stSmithsonian Day: Free admission with coupon. 

September 18th – 29th- Kern County Fair Display and Booth Museum operates on limited Schedule. See Calendar of Events. 

September 19th- $2 Day All day, all ages only $2!

Club meetings held at Buena Vista Museum: September 2nd  Kern County Science Alliance: 7pm-9pm,

September 11thReptile Club of Bakersfield: 7:00 PM 

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

Shark Bites News

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