Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

Welcome to the Museum's Website!

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  

Events: 

November 22nd- Thanksgiving Day: The Museum will be closed in observance of the Holiday.

December 1st- Kids Scavenger Hunt: 10:30AM-noon. 

December 1st-Condor’s Night: See Calendar of events for more info or call 

December 3rd-Kern County Science Alliance: 7pm-9pm at the Buena Vista Museum. 

December 8th- Family Day: Family Day.  2 Adults and up-to 6 kids only $20!

December 8th- Just for Kids: 10:30AM-noon. We will be making Ornaments for the holiday.

December 8th- Geminid Meteor Shower: 10:30AM-noon. NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Volunteer; Roberta Parnell 

December 12th- Bakersfield Reptile Club: 6:30 PM Meets at the Buena Vista Museum.

December 20th-$2 Day: All day, all ages only $2!

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. 

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2018 Fall News Letter

Our October 2018 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 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