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California Living Museum

California Living Museum Review

At this combination zoo, botanical garden, and natural-history museum, the emphasis is on the zoo. All animal and plant species displayed are native to the state. Within the reptile house lives every species of rattlesnake found in California. The landscaped grounds—in the hills about a 20-minute drive northeast of Bakersfield—also shelter captive bald eagles, tortoises, coyotes, black bears, and foxes.

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  • Address: 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy., Hwy. 178 east to Harrell Hwy. north Bakersfield, CA 93306 | Map It
  • Phone: 661/872–2256
  • Cost: $9
  • Hours: Mar.–Oct., daily 9–5; Nov.–Feb., daily 9–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Bakersfield
Updated: 05-21-2013

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