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Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4420
+1 661-324-6350
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Great afternoon for Grand children

Natural History Museum with varied interests from fossils and geology to mounted specimens of many... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bakersfield, California
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Who Knew Such a Place Excited in Bakersfield??

Located in an unassuming building in Bakersfiled's downtown, the Buena Vista Museum offers three... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2016
Barbara B
Napa, United States
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2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4420
+1 661-324-6350
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Natural History Museum with varied interests from fossils and geology to mounted specimens of many species from all continents and early natives of California

Thank J8922ZWjackg
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Located in an unassuming building in Bakersfiled's downtown, the Buena Vista Museum offers three floors of very interesting and very distinctly different displays. My children, ages 7 & 5 years, enjoyed seeing the animal displays. Especially the large shark jaw. There is a step where...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We took our class here and it was fabulous. They covered Social studies as well as Science content for our class. Knowledgeable staff, friendly and great with kids. Hard to believe there is a place like this in Bakersfield!

Thank CinAndy
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I specifically came to this museum to see the famous fossils from Bakersfield CA and indeed they have a wonderful representation of these fossils including some huge and colorful Makos, impressive Megs (natually!) and a remarkable articulated sea lion skeleton. What I was not expecting...More

Thank Paleo77
Reviewed 15 September 2016

You can go hundreds of millions of years back in time at this museum! :) There are dinosaurs, sharks, whales, and many other ancient animal fossils. Also amazing Native American items and rocks.

Thank Mighty_Bruin
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Many visitors and residents alike do not know that at one time, the Bakersfield area was completely under water. This museum celebrates this with information about this time in local history, and has many artifacts recovered from Shark Tooth Hill. Adults and children will find...More

Thank Southpass_TN
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Don't go outta you way, but if your in Bakersfield...yes. $8.00 to get in...not worth it but the staff is way way cool. Friendliest people around. 3rd floor dinosaurs. Mezzanine -- stuffed animals. 1st floor stuffed animals and shark teeth. Not sure why it's called...More

Thank SanMo
Reviewed 11 March 2016

Went to an event at Rabobank Arena and needed some time away from the Arena event because I was really bored and my son was just playing on his ipad. I decided since he had missed school that day, he needed something educational to do....More

Thank onedeesse
Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is the coolest Museum and a very cool place to kill some time. Very cheap to get in. you will learn all about Bakersfield's Natural History. Kids and Adults will enjoy this place. Allow a minimum of two hours.

Thank dfmonsie
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Took the family to the Museum and the Kids loved it! Was a little hesitant at first as the 'museum' looked like an old department store from the exterior...but once we were inside, we were pleasantly surprised! Lots of exhibits about dinosaurs, skeletons, and fossils....More

Thank dansmack
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