Museums
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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Bakersfield Museum of Art
Bakersfield Museum of Art

1930 R St
Bakersfield, CA 93301   Directions

(661) 323-7219

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Art buffs hang out at the Bakersfield Museum of Art to appreciate permanent collections from renowned regional artists, and view rare traveling exhibits such as Lethal Beauty; Samurai Weapons and Armor, displaying the compelling duality of deadly weaponry forged with artistic beauty. Release your inner artist by signing up for one of the museum's art classes or workshops.

Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

2800 Buck Owens Blvd
Bakersfield, CA 93308   Directions

(661) 328-7560

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Country romance makes music at Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield. Sweethearts get together for romantic dates at the Palace to dine on good ole' country cooking and listen and dance to some of the best country music concerts from their favorite performers and explore memorabilia collected by Buck Owens.

Buena Vista Museum
Buena Vista Museum

2018 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301   Directions

(661) 324-6350

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Sharktooth Hill is famous for million year-old fossils, and many of them are on display at the Buena Vista Museum in Bakersfield. The highlight of the collection is a five star skeletal fossil that is the 10,000,000-year-old ancestor of today's flipper-footed marine mammal friends, the seal, sea lions, and walruses.

Kern County Museum
Kern County Museum

3801 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301   Directions

(661) 437-3330

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Step back into time at the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield. Explore a museum dedicated to preserving the history of Kern County through award winning, interactive exhibits. Travel across an authentic 16-acre Pioneer Village and discover oil at the Black Gold: The Oil Experience exhibit, to name just a few.

Lori Brock Children's Discovery Museum
Lori Brock Children's Discovery Museum

3801 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301   Directions

(661) 437-3330

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Learning is fun for children at the Lori Brock Children's Discovery Museum in Bakersfield. Children like to role play at a bank, a library, and veterinarians office to learn about different careers in their community at Kid City; kids can also discover their artistic talents at Art Safari. You'll find dozens of interactive exhibits at this one-of-a-kind museum.

Minter Field Air Museum
Minter Field Air Museum

401 Vultee St
Shafter, CA 93263   Directions

(661) 393-0291

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Airplane aficionados fly high at the Minter Field Air Museum. The premier high-flying museum boasts the honorable distinction as the official home base for many restoration companies that specialize in warbirds and antiques. Visitors can see WWII aircrafts, including Stearmans, Ryans, Stinsons, North American AT-6's, and a P-15 Mustang.

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