Hours And Admission


Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

No admission after 3:30 pm

Closed Exhibits:
Howell House
Aera Energy Gallery

Closed ALL Federal Holidays.
Occasionally closed for special events and private functions. See Calendar of Events or call for more information.


Adults: $10.00
Seniors/Military: $9.00
– ages 3 to 12: $5.00
– ages 2 and under FREE when accompanied by an adult

Members: FREE

Free admission to Active Duty Military and their immediate families from Memorial to Labor Day.

**Unless noted otherwise, Kern County Museum members do not receive free admission to special events, but may receive discounted admission. For more information, please call (661) 437-3330.

Group Tours

A group tour is an excellent opportunity for travel groups, service organizations, and large parties to receive a special group rate when visiting the Kern County Museum. Group tours must make a reservation in advance, use one form of payment for the entire group, and consist of 20 or more people to receive a special group rate. Please telephone 661-437-3330 for information and/or assistance with your reservation.

How to Make a Reservation

Tour fees may be paid in advance to secure the date and time of your choice. Methods of payment accepted are cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, and Discover). Please contact us to make a reservation and for payment details.

For tour information contact Maria
Call: 661-437-3330 Ext. 210

*FREE admission to ACTIVE-DUTY military, National Guard and Reserve and their immediate family from Memorial Day to Labor Day!

Gift Shop

The Kern County Museum Gift Shop, located in the Aera Energy Gallery, offers an assortment of souvenirs including books, t-shirts, postcards and toys.

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