Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science

2018 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301- Map It
Phone: (661) 324-6350

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Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science is at 2018 Chester Ave. Occupying a two-story building downtown, the museum features a variety of Asian, African and North American mounted animals including an antelope, baboon, kangaroo, leopard, lion, ostrich, tiger and zebra. Visitors also can see shark jaws, shark teeth and marine mammal fossils recovered in the area, which was once under water, as well as dinosaur fossils. Of interest is a reconstructed Yokuts Indian family dwelling. Arrowheads, trading beads and baskets are displayed, and the discovery center features interactive children's activities.
$8; $6 (ages 12-17, ages 55+ and students with ID); $4 (ages 3-11); $2 (ages 55+ second Sat. of the month and to all third Thurs. of the month); $20 (family, first Sat. of the month).
Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. noon-4. Last admission is 1 hour before closing. Closed major holidays. Allow 45 minutes minimum.