Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science

2018 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301- Map It
(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. A reconstructed Yokuts Indian family dwelling houses artifacts, and display cases are filled with arrowheads, trading beads and baskets. The discovery center schedules interactive children's activities. Time: Allow 45 minutes minimum.
$8; $6 (ages 55+ and students with ID); $4 (ages 5-18); $2 (ages 55+ second Sat. of the month); $1 (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.