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Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, Bakersfield

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
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  • I specifically came to this museum to see the famous fossils from Bakersfield CA and indeed they have a wonderful representation of these fossils including some huge and colorful Makos, impressive Meg...  read more »
  • You can go hundreds of millions of years back in time at this museum! :) There are dinosaurs, sharks, whales, and many other ancient animal fossils. Also amazing Native American items and rocks. 
  • Many visitors and residents alike do not know that at one time, the Bakersfield area was completely under water. This museum celebrates this with information about this time in local history, and has ...  read more »
  • Many things to look at, but the top floor is always 10 degrees warmer.
  • I had the best experience!!! I would recommend everyone to go and to take their children as well because they have a new play area. Most museums say "DONT TOUCH ANYTHING" but this museum encourages hands on learning. The learning is endless and they can also give you a tour so you can gain more knowledge and experience about their different exhibits. I was skeptical at first but glad I kept an open mind.
  • Always a wonderful place to learn and visit
  • Some many interesting displays! They pack in dinosaurs, anthropology, geology, anatomy, astronomy and lots of animals into a relatively small space. You could spend quite a few hours reading all the info and trying the hands-on items.
  • Staff is very friendly & knowledgable.
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