CHILDREN'S Programs

The Lori Brock Discover Center offers programming for children on Saturdays in February - May and September - November.

For more information call 661-437-3330.

Educators Day Out

Saturday, September 1 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school educators will receive FREE admission. Come check out the new art room “Art Express” in the Lori Brock Discovery Center and explore our 16 acres of historic exhibits. Let us tell you about our tours for the school year and how they can complement your teaching! Just bring your school ID for your free admission. Included with general admission to the museum; Free for KCM members only (non reciprocal museum day). 

Project Play

Thursday, September 20 (10:00am-1:00pm)

Calling all Bakersfield moms! Gather at the Kern County Museum in the Lori Brock Discovery Center for a mommy and me social. Join the Facebook group Bakersfield Moms and get $2 off your adult admission. The kids can enjoy a craft while you moms enjoy some coffee over good conversation with fellow moms.

Museum Day & Bike Rodeo with Bakersfield Police Department

Saturday, September 22 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

The Kern County Museum is celebrating Museum Day hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Get your Museum Day ticket at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018/ and receive free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018 to the Kern County Museum. The Bakersfield Police Department will be partnering with us this day to conduct a Bike Rodeo. BPD will have an obstacle course set up to practice hand signals and safety precautions. Children are welcome to bring their own bike and helmet. BPD will provide helmets to those in need. Free for KCM members and reciprocal museums. 

Art Express

Saturday, October 6 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Enjoy an art project in the new Art Express room in Lori Brock Discovery Center. Included with general admission to the museum; Free for KCM members only (non reciprocal museum day). 

Project Play

Thursday, October 18 (10:00am-1:00pm)

Calling all Bakersfield moms! Gather at the Kern County Museum in the Lori Brock Discovery Center for a mommy and me social. Join the Facebook group Bakersfield Moms and get $2 off your adult admission. The kids can enjoy a craft while you moms enjoy some coffee over good conversation with fellow moms. 

Sugar Skull Craft

Saturday, October 20 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be leading a sugar skull craft to celebrate Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos. Also get information on Safe Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos events. Included with general admission to the museum; Free for KCM members only (non reciprocal museum day).

Art Express

Saturday, November 3 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Enjoy a STEAM themed art project in the new Art Express room in Lori Brock Discovery Center in celebration of national STEAM day. Included with general admission to the museum; Free for KCM members only (non reciprocal museum day). 

Project Play

Thursday, November 15 (10:00am-1:00pm)

Calling all Bakersfield moms! Gather at the Kern County Museum in the Lori Brock Discovery Center for a mommy and me social. Join the Facebook group Bakersfield Moms and get $2 off your adult admission. The kids can enjoy a craft while you moms enjoy some coffee over good conversation with fellow moms. 

Living History Day

Saturday, November 17 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

See history come alive. Volunteers will be dressed in period costumes and will lead games and activities from 1800s! Enjoy tours of some of our exhibits and learn, hands-on, the rich history of Kern County. Included with general admission to the museum; Free for KCM members only (non reciprocal museum day). 

Art Express

Saturday, December 1 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Enjoy an art project in the new Art Express room in Lori Brock Discovery Center. In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, children with disabilities will be free this day. Included with general admission to the museum; Free for KCM members only (non reciprocal museum day). 

Lori Brock Christmas

Saturday, December 15 (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Enjoy holiday themed activities in the Lori Brock Discovery Center including Christmas treat making, crafts, and photos with Santa Claus! Included with general admission to the museum; Free for KCM members only (non reciprocal museum day). 

Project Play

Saturday, December 20 (10:00am-1:00pm)

Calling all Bakersfield moms! Gather at the Kern County Museum in the Lori Brock Discovery Center for a mommy and me social. Join the Facebook group Bakersfield Moms and get $2 off your adult admission. The kids can enjoy a craft while you moms enjoy some coffee over good conversation with fellow moms.