Located in an unassuming building in Bakersfiled's downtown, the Buena Vista Museum offers three floors of very interesting and very distinctly different displays. My children, ages 7 & 5 years, enjoyed seeing the animal displays. Especially the large shark jaw. There is a step where they can stand and place their heads in the middle of the jaw, to look... 更多
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 Megs (natually!) and a remarkable articulated sea lion skeleton. What I was not expecting was an excellent collection of Native American artifacts as well. An excellent small to mid-sized... 更多
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 many artifacts recovered from Shark Tooth Hill. Adults and children will find this small, but very well run, museum of great interest. Stop by and be surprised.
Don't go outta you way, but if your in Bakersfield...yes. $8.00 to get in...not worth it but the staff is way way cool. Friendliest people around. 3rd floor dinosaurs. Mezzanine -- stuffed animals. 1st floor stuffed animals and shark teeth. Not sure why it's called Buena Vista Museum of Natural History.
Went to an event at Rabobank Arena and needed some time away from the Arena event because I was really bored and my son was just playing on his ipad. I decided since he had missed school that day, he needed something educational to do. I looked on the map feature on my phone and found this place within walking... 更多
This is the coolest Museum and a very cool place to kill some time. Very cheap to get in. you will learn all about Bakersfield's Natural History. Kids and Adults will enjoy this place. Allow a minimum of two hours.
Took the family to the Museum and the Kids loved it! Was a little hesitant at first as the 'museum' looked like an old department store from the exterior...but once we were inside, we were pleasantly surprised! Lots of exhibits about dinosaurs, skeletons, and fossils. Loved all the shark teeth that were found in Kern County! Dan's Travel Tip #1:... 更多
Ever wondered how long we've had cougars in this area? What about kit foxes? Was there ever more water here than the Kern River? The Buena Vista Museum has that info, and much more. Lots of exhibits of both full animals (taxidermied) and bones and fossils, most donated by generous past residents of the Valley.