Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

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April 5th 10:30 -12 noon “Just for Kids”  Dinosaurs!  with Dino Expert Travis Bibee, Everything you wanted to know about Dinos.

and in the afternoon more Dinosaurs!  

April 5, 3:00 PM “DINOSAURS!” With Geologist Tim Elam

Dinosaurs  What do we know about dinosaurs? How are they classified?  Where are dinosaur fossils found? Are there dinosaur fossils in California and Kern County? Why are Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah home to so many dinosaur fossils? What are fossil bones made of? How did dinosaurs become extinct?  Join geologist Tim Elam and Museum dinosaur expert Travis Bibee as they take you on a journey to learn more about T-Rex, Barney, Dino, and the Jurassic Park creatures as well as bones and models of dinosaurs on display at Buena Vista Museum.  The presentation will be informal, and questions are encouraged. No geologic or paleontologic background is necessary to enjoy the event. There will be no extra charge for attending this event…just the normal Museum entrance fee.

April 11th -12th -13th  PALEO DIGS  Would you like to be a paleontologist for a day? Do you like to dig in the dirt? Do you like a treasure hunt? Would you like to find shark teeth and other marine mammal fossils? Join the museum field guides on this adventure to the Quarries near Sharktooth hill. No experience necessary. The Museum Field Guides are there to show you where and how to dig. Member rates: $85 per day, per person multiple day reservations and discount available.  All attendees must be BVMNH members*   All Diggers will be allowed to keep all teeth (including Megs) and all fossils with the exception of scientifically significant assemblages or articulated fossils will be the property of the land owners.  * BVMNH one year membership:   Individual $25, senior $20 or Family$75 for registration or more information contact BVMNH 661-324-6350 or www.sharktoothhill.org

 April 17th Third Thursday of the month is always Buena Vista Museum’s FREE DAY10am -4pm everyone receives Free entry.

 

for more information about these events and future events please go to   Calendar of Events.


Shark Bites News

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Check out our 2014 Spring Newsletter!

2013 Winter Newsletter!

Check out our 2013 Winter Newsletter! We have a lot of great things happening at the museum!

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. 

All attendees must be BVMNH members and at least 12 yrs of age at time of dig. To reserve a space call 661-324-6350 or email buenavistamuseum@gmail.com

Dear Museum Friend,

Please see the attached message from our Board President Don Busse. It highlights the many diversified programs the museum offers for adults and children in our community and how you can help keep these programs alive and thriving. BV Community appeal 2013

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