Kern County Museum exists to showcase the history of this remarkable part of California.
Closed: Monday & Tuesday
Open: Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
No new admission accepted after 3:30 pm
Black Gold is open Wednesday-Sunday 9am-4pm
Closed on all Federal Holidays.
Occasionally closed for special events and private functions. See Calendar of Events or call for more information.
About The Museum
Check Out Our Mobile App!
We have a new mobile app for the Kern County Museum that contains exclusive histories and photographs of the 50+ historic buildings located at the Kern County Museum’s Pioneer Village. The Kern County Museum app will enhance your experience while exploring Pioneer Village. Through the app you have access to extra information about our historic structures and exclusive photos from the museum’s personal collection. Simply enter the stop number located on the informational sign outside of the building you are viewing, or search through the list of buildings, click, and enjoy! The app is available for free on the Apple app store and the Google play store.
Kern County Museum offers venue rentals for parties, corporate events and more. We have several areas throughout the grounds available to meet the needs of your next event. For large events, we even offer full ground rentals. Call us today for pricing and availability or click the links below for more information.
Lori Brock Discovery Center
The Lori Brock Discovery Center offers a fun and exciting place for your children to learn through play. Our team focuses on teaching Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). Visit the Discovery Center on your next family outing and discover all it has to offer!
A Place for children to Learn Through Play
The Lori Brock Discovery Center is a place for children of all ages to learn, explore, and have fun!
Within the doors of Lori Brock you’ll find The Makers Annex and STEAM Town where kiddos can use their imagination and learn through creative play.
Kern County Museum Lecture Series
The Kern County Museum offers lectures for adults on the first and third Wednesday in February – May and August – November.
All lectures take place at the Kern County Museum at 6:00 pm.
$10 admission; $5 student admission; Free for Museum members.
For more information call 661-437-3330.
The Kern County Museum is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; we offer volunteer opportunities and accept donations (tax-deductible) from local businesses and residents. Consider becoming an annual member of the Museum! Find more information below.
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