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California Area Living Museum (CALM)

#2 of 38 things to do in Bakersfield Features Animals
10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654
+1 661-872-2256
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Small, but well done

As a photographer, I was somewhat disappointed because most animals are difficult to photograph... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael E
So Cal
GREAT Place for kids

I was there for CALM's 34 B.D. Celebration. Another volunteer and I had a booth from the Buena... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eddy L
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10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654
+1 661-872-2256
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a photographer, I was somewhat disappointed because most animals are difficult to photograph. But this small zoo, dedicated to local animal species, is very well done and looks fairly new. Most paths are handicap friendly, as are the restrooms. A good opportunity to see...More

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was there for CALM's 34 B.D. Celebration. Another volunteer and I had a booth from the Buena Vista Natural History and Science Museum. We were across from the Bears--who enjoyed "birthday cakes" (made of watermelons and sugar-free Coolwhip). We saw hundreds of visitors. Many...More

1  Thank Eddy L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With 3 small children we go often. It makes for a nice day trip and has enough animals to keep their interest. Inexpensive and easy for strollers . Staff are always informative and nice .

1  Thank Clintmreed
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting place to visit. Not being from California, I was unfamiliar with some of their native plants and trees and animals. This was a great place to learn more about those things. From what I saw, a lot of the animals are...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We LOVE the holiday lights at CALM & love the animals and all the cool things they always have going on😍

Thank Dillon H
Reviewed 18 February 2017

It was well worth the visit! The lights Amazing! The carousel and train ride Fun! We had a great time that, we decided to make this an annual event for the kids and grandkids!

1  Thank eenriquez2017
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Took our whole family, two sons, daughter in love to be & our 19 month GRANDson to see the Christmas Lights extravaganza at CALM, the California Living Museum, & it did NOT disappoint! Everyone is friendly & helpful. Our Grandson was in awe as we're...More

1  Thank Jesuscalling
Reviewed 24 January 2017

It is a great place to take your family.Children get to see up close animals native to California. There is a place to seat and eat lunch and a play area too.

Thank kabdeb
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I grew up going to CALM. It was a pretty cool place then and it still is. It was pretty cool to take my girls there. I really would love to take them to the Christmas lights..it was the highlight of my xmas's as a...More

1  Thank Charlene M
Reviewed 19 January 2017

From the Friday after Thanksgiving to December 31st of each year, they transform this amazing zoo into a Holiday Light spectacular. Over three million lights cover this park and the displays are fantastic. This is family entertainment value you must experience.

1  Thank code4a
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