California Living Museum

Bakersfield, CA

Where are we going?

California Living Museum
10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy
CA 93306


What is there to do?

California has some of the most stunning and beautiful animals and plants in the world - so what better way to celebrate, learn and admire them than at the California Living Museum!?

Their displays were created solely for visitors to experience and understand native Californian animals, plants, fossils and artefacts, so we can all ensure they are preserved in the future!  We don't want you to be the last generation to enjoy them!

The zoo is located on 14 acres and features over 80 fascinating species of animals.  These animals are all injured and would not survive in the wild, so are they are living their lives happily in the safety of the zoo.

There is a great open black bear exhibit, and a bird of prey exhibit featuring hawks, eagles and owls for those avid bird spotters.  The mammal around houses bobcats and a number of fox species, and there is a crawly reptile house!

"Trees of California" takes you through brilliant flowers and streams - can you spot the butterflies and even the very fast hummingbirds?  Can you guess how many times a minute they beat their wings?  (Hint - it's a LOT!)

When you first arrive make sure the kids explore the discovery rooms with rotating interactive activates, as they will love the hands-on experience, as well as being able to check out the fossip and reading library!

They also provide educational tours for kids! It is almost and investment in our future.

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9.00

Children: $5.00 (Ages 3 -12)

Discount: Group rates available. Seniors $7

Free Under: 3 (last saturday each month free up to 12)


Need a little extra help?

You can hire wheelchairs free of charge, however they are available on a first come, first serve basis


When can we go?

9am - 4pm

Daily. CLosed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christas Eve and Day, and New Years Day.


Any top tips?

Unfortunately pets are not allowed on the zoo grounds with the exception of licensed service animals. They don't want to make the other animals nervous!

I’m Hungry!

You probably won’t want to eat what the animals are having (we hope!) so you can grab some chips, crackers, and candy on site, as well as grab some drinks from the two vending machines onsite. You can also bring your own food and enjoy it on one of the many picnic tables around! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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