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Kern County Museum and Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center

Kern County Museum and Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center Review

This 16-acre site is one of the Central Valley's top museum complexes. The indoor-outdoor Kern County Museum is an open-air, walk-through historic village with more than 55 restored or re-created buildings dating from the 1860s to the 1940s. "Black Gold: The Oil Experience," a permanent exhibit, shows how oil is created, discovered, extracted, and transformed for various uses. The Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center, for ages eight and younger, has hands-on displays and an indoor playground.

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  • Address: 3801 Chester Ave., at 38th St. Bakersfield, CA 93301 | Map It
  • Phone: 661/868–8400
  • Cost: $10
  • Hours: Tue.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 12–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Bakersfield
Updated: 03-14-2013

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