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Buena Vista Museum of Natural History

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This museum is truely a hidden gem, located downtown off chester ave. Once inside youll be amazed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sbj545
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Bakersfield, California
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Fun place to learn about Kern County past and resources.

I went as part of a class trip with 3rd graders. The docent had great knowledge of the artifacts... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Elizabeth S
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2018 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4420
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum with my children and was pleasantly surprised with the variety of animals on display. We couldn’t touch them but seeing their true size and large teeth and big eyes was impressive. Loved the zebra, bear, lion.... Upstairs there were many rocks,...More

Thank Faith C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is truely a hidden gem, located downtown off chester ave. Once inside youll be amazed by howmuch is actually inside. Each segment is presented with impressive quality and information. So much more to the natural history of our area than most people realize....More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

I went as part of a class trip with 3rd graders. The docent had great knowledge of the artifacts and history. There is a lot to look at and do for all ages. It is not all easily accessible without docents but doing it on...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 18 June 2018

My daughter and I went there on a weekday and learn do much about the history of Kern County. The Yokut Indians were a wonderful exhibit. There were many animal taxidermist. Many hands on displays for the kids. A wonderful way to spend two hours...More

Thank Gayle H
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Great place to take family. My granddaughter took a field trip with the school, and had a good time. Learned a lot about native wildlife and animals! Tule Elk , coyotes, birds and reptiles are on site!

Thank Pam Q
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This small museum is located in an older building off of Chester Ave, but it is full of great exhibits! The first floor has models (some may be taxidermy) of animals from Africa and a few local critters too, a great shark exhibit with various...More

1  Thank Misty D
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is buena vista museum, a nice hometown museum. Lots of fossils, rocks, history. I'd recommend visiting early in the day.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is a small but worth the stop. If you are staying in Bakersfeild and want something that will keep the kids busy for an hour or so .. this will work. We went on $2 day, so worth it.

1  Thank Trish S
Reviewed 19 July 2017 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

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Reviewed 24 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
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