Kern County Museum

3801 Chester Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301- Map It
(661) 437-3330

AAA Editor Notes

Kern County Museum is at 3801 Chester Ave. This 16-acre, 56-building museum depicts life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Black Gold: The Oil Experience is an interactive exhibit explaining how oil is formed, found and extracted from the ground. Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center features hands-on exhibits. Picnic tables are available. Picnicking is permitted.
$10; $9 (ages 13-17 and 60+); $8 (ages 6-12); $7 (ages 3-5).
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5. Last admission 2 hours before closing. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas.