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

TNT FIREWORKS BOOTH, PLEASE STOP BY AND HELP SUPPORT THE MUSUEM and BAKERSFIELD REPTILE CLUB!  OUR FIREWORKS BOOTH IS LOCATED AT THE EAST HILL TARGET PARKING LOT OFF MALL VIEW RD.  Funds raised help support the many educational programs provided. 

 

SUMMER SCIENCE CAMP Next session starts Monday July 8th! additional sessions will run unitl August 1st for 1st through 6th graders!! The museum offers a variety of Science sessions designed especially for youngsters. 

7 Weeks, 14 different fun-filled grade appropriate sessions exploring the world of science and history. For more details click Calendar of Events. 

or 2019 Camp Registration Form  For reservations Call 661-324- 6350

or more details on events and programs 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