Kern County Museum – Bakersfield, California

Founded in 1941, the Kern County Museum features Pioneer Village, the award winning hands-on oil exhibition Black Gold: The Oil Experience, and the Lori Brock Children’s Discovery Center for youth eight and under.

Direct Website

Social Media

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Phone Number


Physical Address

3801 Chester Ave
Bakersfield, California 93301

Admission **

Adults: $10.00
Seniors/Military: $9.00
– ages 4 to 12: $5.00
– ages 3 and under: FREE

Members: FREE

Free admission to Active Duty Military and their immediate  families from Memorial to Labor Day.

Hours **

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Sunday – 10am – 4pm

Closed ALL Federal Holidays.
Occasionally closed for special events and private functions.

See Calendar of Events or call for more information.

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Consider a Membership!

The Kern County Museum participates in
ACM ASTC NARM and Time Travelers Reciprocal Programs.
One qualifying membership package to this museum gets you FREE or discounted admission to over 1,000 museums in the US and beyond!

Locally, your membership also grants you General admission to CALM, Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science, and the Bakersfield Museum of Art!

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