The Bakersfield Museum of Art has been around since 1956 but was re-established in 1990. The museum is widely known and is a great place to go to beat the heat. With all the hot weather in Bakersfield, the indoor museum is a great escape and a great place to appreciate different works of art with cultural diversity. It is not only inspirational but also educational and has four primary exhibitions with emphasis on cultural diversity. Admission varies with age and prices are as follows: Members get in for free, adults get in for $5.00, seniors above the age of 65 get in for $4.00, and students get in for $2.00. Unfortunately, child prices are not listed.
The Bakersfield Museum of Art also offers different art education programs, workshops, and tours dedicated to children and adults. Furthermore, they also offer to bring the museum to any class room with a program named Museum on the Move, specifically for students. This is where a museum instructor will bring an educational presentation that informs students of artists and significant art movements. They also offer a program named Art Smart that takes fine arts to culturally isolated districts in Kern County.
Members of the museum are able to host several different activities, receive discounts on merchandise, get invitations to special events and are able to attend all workshops. Volunteers are always welcome and have the access to be behind the scenes of exhibitions and are also able to meet artists. It is open Tuesday through Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday through Sunday 12pm-4pm. It is located at 1930 R Street. Bakersfield, Ca 93301 and contact information can be found at bmoa.org.
The CALM Zoo is a great place to visit for all those interested in the animals surrounding the valley. This interview includes the views and perspectives of both visitors and workers.
The William M. Thomas Planetarium is a great place to visit for both adults and children interested in learning more about planets, our solar system, or constellations. The Planetarium has been open since 1962 and is equipped with a go to Chronos star projector that produces a star field on a 36 foot dome. There is individual seating for up to 72 people and the dome in which things are projected on is the biggest in all the central valley. Those who attend also have the chance to ask the resident astronomer Nick Strobel, and questions regarding the show.
Group seating must be reserved ahead of time and tickets should also always be purchased ahead of time at bakersfieldcollege.edu/planetarium. Shows are approximately one hour long and tickets for adults cost $6.50 and seniors and children 5-12 get in for just $4.50. All evening shows begin at 7:30, doors open at 7 and you are able to sit anywhere you want. No food or drinks are allowed in the Planetarium and children must be 5 years of age or older. Morning shows for groups are Tuesdays and Thursday mornings. The Planetarium is also always open for field trips by reservation.
The Planetarium is located on The Bakersfield College campus on the second floor in the northwest end of the math/science building room 112. The address is Bakersfield College 1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, Ca 93305. For any questions contact 661-395-4526. If you are interested in getting to know more about our solar system, astrology, or space then the Planetarium is the right place for you.
On Thursday night the 11 of April, the Bakersfield Blaze, a local class A minor league baseball team whose record currently stands at 0-8, were defeated by the Stockton Ports 10 to 3. The game was the home opener for the Blaze at Sam Lynn Ballpark, managed by former Major league Baseball player Ken Griffey Sr. It was announced that there were 1,023 fans in attendance.
The Blaze are off to a rocky start after winning the California League north division title in 2012. Ken Griffey Sr. has been the manager for the past couple of seasons and has shown to be beneficial fr the minor league team. Sam Lynn Ballpark is located on North Chester Avenue and tickets prices range from $7 to $9 depending on the seats. The food at the Blaze games is good because they offer a variety of items including signature items with sides, beverages, and deserts. Although the Blaze is struggling, it is still supported by the local fans of Bakersfield.
David Morales, 17, and his brother Onicx Morales, 16, are both high school students from Bakersfield and find sports to be a primary source of entertainment. They say that they enjoy coming out to the baseball games because of the competitiveness and the atmosphere. Both brothers were raised watching sports and they said the Bakersfield Blaze is off to a slow start, considering how well they did last year by winning the California League northern division. They say the Blaze will do better soon.
“The blaze are looking weak but I’m sure they will comeback by mid-season,” said David, also adding that, “watching the Blaze is the next best thing to going to Major league games, especially last year when they made it to the playoffs.”
Coming out to the games is always fun. I like the atmosphere,” said Onicx Morales. “Baseball games are perfect to go because the tickets are cheap and cheap entertainment is good.”
Furthermore, Onicx says, “Baseball games are good for family bonding.” According to the brothers, if they did not attend the Bakersfield Blaze games they would still be attend some sporting event.
Sports contribute to Bakersfield when it comes to entertainment and can use the support. With the many different sports teams in Bakersfield including hockey, basketball, softball, and the various sports teams offered by California State University, Bakersfield including track and wrestling, entertainment is right around the corner and the fanatic atmosphere is a great experience.
The Blaze season schedule can be found online at www.milb.com. According to the California League website, the Blaze had the lowest attendance in the league last year with 43,969.
“Baseball is one of my favorite sports to watch besides football. I can’t wait for football season,” said David. Onicx Morales added, “Basketball is my favorite sport to watch but baseball is fun to watch with the family.”
Baseball has been commonly known to be America’s favorite pastime, and remains a key source of entertainment for fans in Bakersfield.
On Tuesday April 23, the California State University Bakersfield baseball team played Fresno State at Hardt Field and were victorious. After beating Fresno just a week prior, Fresno was looking to redeem themselves but unfortunately they fell short of the win. Admission to the game ranges from five to ten dollars depending on the section you choose and student admission is always free.
Looking for something entertaining in Bakersfield? Well you can never go wrong with a new released movie which can only be seen at the theater. Bakersfield has several great movie theaters and in this blog will help guide you to the theater that suits you.
Edwards Stadium 14 always has a great selection of new released movies and is located in a great area. It is located on 9000 Ming Avenue. This theater offers a great atmosphere for all and is close to a few restaurants and grill which you can enjoy before of after the movie. The service is excellent, its very clean, and the value is great. The price for tickets are as follows: Child admission is 7$, Senior admission is also 7$ and General admission for adults is 10.50$. Movie times can be found on Fandango and you can also buy tickets online.
Maya Cinema 16 is also always a great choice because of its location near down town Bakersfield. It is located 1000 California Avenue. If you are seeking comfort this would be the best choice because of their reclining seats. The customer service is great and the theater is very clean. The ticket prices are low, the food is good and its a great investment when wanting to see new released movies. The prices for the tickets are as follows: Child admission is 6$, Senior admission is also 6$, and General admission for adults is 9$.
Reading Cinemas 16 is a great choice for those looking to go to the mall and who are looking to enjoy a movie. This theater is located within walking distance of the Valley Plaza mall on 2000 Wible road. This theater is also quite popular and attracts many people creating a great atmosphere. It is very clean and the service is also excellent. This theater has the cheapest tickets and is a great theater for the value. The price for tickets are as follows: Child admission is 5.50$, Senior admission is also 5.50$, and General admission is 8.50$. Movie times can be found on Fandango and you can also buy tickets online.