Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

Welcome to the Museum's Website!

Open Hours: Thursday, Friday, 10am-4pm, Saturday10am -4pm and Sundays 12-4pm  Seasonal hours listed on Calendar page.  

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. 

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

For reservations Call 661-324- 6350 or more details  Calendar of Events. 

 MAY CALENDAR

May 8th-Reptile Club of Bakersfield: 7:00 PM Meets at the Buena Vista Museum every 2nd Wednesday of the month.

May 11th  SATURDAY MAY 11th   2019 GEOLOGICAL FIELD TRIP-Frazier Park Area! The San Andreas Fault and the 1857 Fort Tejon Earthquake.

Join Geologist Tim Elam at the San Andreas Fault for an extraordinary view of the unique geological landscapes caused by earth movement. 

May 11th - WEIRD SCIENCE NIGHT For Adults: 6:30pm-9pm Join Weird Scientist Dave Hanley for a fun filled night of science experiments, watch things explode and learn how and why? 

May 12, 2019 2:00 PM  1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Join Geologist Tim Elam on Sunday, May 12, 2019 2:00 PM  as he presents a geologic, architectural, and historic view of the 1906 earthquake and fire. He will present and discuss via photographs and diagrams:  

2019 SCIENCE SUMMER CAMP  Starts JUNE 10th! 

For More detailed information about events, programs and please see Museum's 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 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