Founded in 1941, the Kern County Museum features Pioneer Village, the award winning hands-on oil exhibition Black Gold: The Oil Experience, and the Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center for youth eight and under.
The Kern County Museum features three main exhibit areas: Pioneer Village - over 50 historic structures and exhibits depicting the history of Kern County, California, and the West set amid 16-acres of beautiful grounds; Black Gold - a 9,640-square foot exhibition and its surrounding 2.3 acres present a complete overview of how oil is created, discovered, extracted and used; and
Lori Brock Children's Discovery Center - an interactive children's museum featuring science discovery and art exhibits for children.
This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone.
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