Learn everything about Kern County life through interpretive experiences at the Kern County Museum. The Kern County Museum located on Chester Ave. in Bakersfield, CA, is just a little over 100-mile drive from the Carriage Inn Ridgecrest, but it is a wonderful attraction in Southern California to visit.
The Kern County Museum provides a meaningful learning environment for people of all ages. The Kern County Museum exhibits showcases unique historical importance of the region and it’s impact on the history of California and the nation. The Kern County Museum prides itself on the use of historical objects occupying the 16-acres of outdoor land that tell the story of this community far from the regular museum exhibit. It is a lifelike wonder that will open your eyes to the importance of Kern County.
Visitors planning to stop at the Kern County museum must keep in mind that the museum is 16 acres of history and should expect to do a great deal of walking. Proper shoes and clothing are recommended for enjoyment of this museum’s exhibits. Keep in mind that summers in Bakersfield can be very hot (possibly over 100 degrees) while winters tend to be milder with some fog and rain.
Admission to the museum is free for museum members. Regular admission for adults is $10, $9 for seniors and students (13-17 years), $8 for students (6-12 years), $7 for children (3-5 years), and children under 3 years are free. Groups of 20 or more may be eligible for a group discount rate of $2 off per person. For more information on school and group tours call (661)868-8425.