Bakersfield Museum of Art

Bakersfield, CA

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Address: 1930 R St, Bakersfield, CA 93301, USA Number: 661-323-7219 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Art is a wonderful thing! You can create it, you can admire it, and you can be inspired from it. So, if you're in Bakersfield, why not make a trip to the Bakersfield Museum of Art?

This fascinating, inspiring and educational museum offers families and kids a chance to explore the wonderful world of art, through exhibitions, programs, and special events.

The exhibitions run seasonally, so there will always be something new to enjoy across the year! The themes of the exhibitions are diverse, so you can find something that you really enjoy, and relate to.

Perhaps it's a look at a local artist, and their long-term work within California. Perhaps they are portraits of Bakersfield residents, to really capture the spirit and heart of the area. 

The Bakersfield Museum of Art might even showcase work from local junior and high school students, which are great to inspire kids. Maybe one day their work will be hung from the walls!

The great thing about the Bakersfield Museum of Art, is that the collections are a great talking point for kids. The younger ones will love to just look at the colors, and the older ones can start to appreciate the meanings, techniques and shapes. 

If those kids are inspired, the museum has a host of classes where they can actually create! Kids aged 3 to 6 can participate in Side By Side - the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. These hour long workshops are a great way for them to get their hands messy and express themselves.

Art After School is perfect for students ages 7 to 12, there they can immerse themselves in drawing, painting and sculpture.

Art Attacks all round at this great art museum in Bakersfield...let's all get creative! 

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How much does it cost?









FREE every 3rd Friday, and Seniors $6


Free Under

6 years


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Additional Information

You can become a member and get free admission for a year if you want to support the museum

Any top tips?


Keep an eye out for the special events the museum holds. They include tours, and artist talks.

I'm Hungry!


There are plenty of places in Bakersfield for you to grab something before or after your visit!

Healthy Eating It doesn't hurt to take a bottle of water with you or healthy snacks in your bag just in case

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All docent led tours during the academic school year are FREE! A great way to Kern County students to enjoy art. They also include hands-on art lessons

Can I get one of those?


If you are inspired, why not visit the gift shop and take some art home with you. They have a collection of art books, photography, kids books and mixed media.

Need a little extra help?


If you have special needs just give them a call and see how they can help you!

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When can we go?

10am - 4pm Tues to Fri / 12pm - 4pm weekends.

Closed Mondays, and major holidays

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