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3 Best Places To See in Bakersfield, CA

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To Visit in Bakersfield, California. All of our places to see actually face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!

CALIFORNIA LIVING MUSEUM

10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93306 DIRECTIONS

Since 1983

Here’s The Deal:
California Living Museum was developed to display and interpret native California animals, plants, fossils, and artifacts for education, recreation, conservation, and research. It has more than 400 species of non-releasable animals and plants native to California. Visitors can explore the golden state's diversity through various animal shows and plant populations. CALM received accreditation from the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) in 2010. The Zoological Association of America authorized California Living Museum. California Living Museum provides education through on-site services to more than 20,000 students in Kern County each year. CALM also operates the most extensive wildlife rehabilitation center in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. The zoo offers free admission for children under 3, United States Military, and Veterans. Members of this zoo can get more discounts.

SPECIALTY:
Birthday Parties, Children's Games, Research, Dining, Events, Family and Group Learning, Recreation, Rehabilitation, Weddings, Entertainment, Animals, Educational and School Programs, On-Site, Gift Shop/shop Online, Conservation & Animal Exhibits

Price: Admission:
Adults: $10
Seniors (60+): $7
Children (3-12): $6

Discount: Individual membership $40
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calmzoo.org

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Tue-Sun: 9am - 4pm
Mon: Closed

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KERN COUNTY MUSEUM

3801 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 DIRECTIONS

Since 1941

Here’s The Deal:
Kern County Museum was established in 1941. It presents an interpretive experience through historical artifacts that tell important stories about life in Kern County. It provides a fun learning experience for tourists of all ages and illustrates the region's unique significance in shaping California's history and community. Thousands of historical and cultural artifacts are displayed in more than 60 historic buildings on 16 beautifully landscaped acres. At Kern County Museum, hundreds of historical and cultural objects are beautifully landscaped in over 56 historic buildings. Kern Count offers venue rentals for parties, corporate events, and more. You can enjoy guided tours of some of their exhibitions and academic hands at stations that focus on California's history. Discovery Center provides year-round fun and learning programs for children. Contact the museum for discounts and membership details.

SPECIALTY:
Science and Art Camps, Birthday Parties, Yoga, Artifacts, Collections, Discovery Center, Educational, Gift Shop, Author Programs, Dining Options, Rental Facility, Group, and School Tours, Building, Exhibitions & Preservation

Price: Admission:
Adults: $10
Seniors/Military: $9
Children (ages 4 to 12): $10

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kerncountymuseum.org

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Wed-Sun: 9am - 4pm
Mon & Tue: Closed

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BUENA VISTA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

2018 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301 DIRECTIONS

Since 1995

Here’s The Deal:
Buena Vista Museum of Natural History aims to educate, engage, and encourage its community to discover science wonders through educational programs, exhibitions, and special programs. The Zone is a hands-on science exhibit area focused on children. Tourists and community members can explore the geological and biological heritage. BVM has one of the best and most extensive collections of Miocene-era fossils (14-15 million years ago). The exhibits are located on 20,000 square feet, three and a half floors. The museum also has a full working paleo lab, classroom, research library, repository, workshop, and storage area. Members, Children aged two and under, can experience this museum with free admission.

SPECIALTY:
Historical Buildings, Lectures, Educational Programs, School Field Trips, Group Tour, Sharktooth Hill Digs, Trails, Workshop, Research Library, Collections, Geology, Public Education, Displays, Classroom, Repository, Science Summer Camp & Exhibitions

Price: General Admission:
Adults: $8
Children (3-11): $4
Students(12 years and older): $6
Seniors: $6

[email protected]

buenavistamuseum.org

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Thu-Sun: 10am - 4pm
Mon-Wed: Closed

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