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A Place for children to Learn Through Play

Founded in 1941, the Kern County Museum provides interpretive experiences through historical objects that tell significant stories about Kern County life. The museum provides a meaningful learning environment for visitors of all ages and showcases the unique importance of the region in shaping the history of California and the nation.


​​​​​​​Family Travel Membership: Two adults and up to six children (17 and under).  Must reside at the same address.  Reciprocal admission to over 1,000 museums nationwide.


  • Free daily admission to the Kern County Museum.
  • Free or reduced admission to Kern County Museum weekly programs.
  • Free reciprocal general admission to CALM, Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science and the Bakersfield Museum of Art. Reciprocal admission is subject to exclusions and does not include special events.
  • Discounts on yoga classes at the Museum.
  • 10% discount on Kern County Museum gift shop items. 15% off purchases over $100.00.


Membership Package Includes: Educational resources, interactive project ideas and engaging pre and post educational visit activities

Kern County Museum Family Membership Package

  • Once you submit an order with your charter school, they will reach out to us with your request. You will be receiving either en electronic membership via email within 1-2 days after we recieve that request or a membership card in the mail within 5-10 business days. You will also be receiving corresponding educational material via email. Please check your email spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox.

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