Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

Welcome to the Museum's Website!

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


A generous private donor just gave Buena Vista

Museum the opportunity to raise $10,000 to be

matched dollar for dollar! 

This means every dollar donated from now until Nov 15th will be matched!  

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  We hope you know all of the amazing and unique
educational programs that we offer to our community and visitors.  From our
annual Spectacular World of Science (SWOS), Summer Science Camps,
Sharktooth Hill Paleo Digs, School Tours, to our being the only museum in
Central California that, at a single facility, displays exhibits with Anatomy,
Astronomy, Archeology, Anthropology, Biology, Geology, Paleontology and
has a hands-on interactive science discovery center. It takes a lot to keep
these programs going and growing! There are always more plans than funds
to bring them to fruition, and this is an incredible opportunity for us, but we
need YOUR HELP....Donate now and Your donation will be DOUBLED to the

Every donation we receive from now until November 15, 2017

will be matched up to $10,000, and we need ALL of it!  Can You can

help us meet a goal of raising $10,000 matched, which equals $20,000

to the Museum (almost 2 months of museum operation).  We must

raise the additional full $10,000 by Nov 15th. Any Donation over

$100 will receive a Family Membership.  You can make a donation by:

  • by Clicking the "Donate!" button on this page.
  • or call us at (661) 324-6350 (Thursday-Sunday).
  • or Mail your check to 2018 Chester Ave,  Bakersfield CA. 93301 

Please remember no donation is to small, every dollar adds up and All

is greatly appreciate!  THANK YOU 



October 28th "International observe the moon day"   

October 28th 10:30 - 11:30  Kids, Please Join Roberta Parnell NASA Solar Ambassador

for a program and activity about Observing the Moon.


Nov 4th Family Day 

Nove 10th BVM FALL GALA Fundraiser!  Food, refreshments and Silent Auction    

 For More detailed information call Buena Vista Museum 661 324 6350

or Click here  for the Museums  Calendar of Events. 


Shark Bites News

2017 Fall News Letter

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 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



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