Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

Welcome to the Museum's Website!

Open Hours: Thursday, Friday, 9am-4pm, Saturday10am - 4pm and Sundays 12-4pm 

Wednesday Hours have been extended through January31st,  Open a ½ day on Wednesdays 9am-1pm  

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2019

We reflect on past 24 years and gratefully think of all those who have helped the museum in so many ways now and in the past... to simply say, THANK YOU!  

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

January 19th_ Presentation: “ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF KERN COUNTY” 3:00PM join geologist Tim Elam  

February 2nd- Family Day: Family Day. 

February 2nd Just for Kids: 10:30AM-noon.  TBA

February 2nd Rock and Mineral Sale: 10AM-4PM  

February 3rd- Rock and Mineral Sale: 12noon-4PM 

For More detailed information about events, programs and Museums 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