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California Area Living Museum (CALM)

10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 872-2256
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a lovely attraction but needs more shade. We visited on a searing hot day and the majority of animals could not be seen as they were hiding from the Sun. If the enclosures and walkways had more shade I think a visit would be more enjoyable. All the staff and volunteers were extremely friendly and brought smaller animals... More

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Fremont, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A dedicated, friendly staff take great care of their animals and the grounds at CALM. Easy walk-around to all of the animals, and a petting area and playground for the kids. Also there are picnic areas available.

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Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I've been here before, especially for kids fieldtrips, but my favorite is a walking tour for the Christmas lights at Christmas time.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My family and I visited CALM after relocating to Bakersfield, and we have enjoyed it. It's pretty, a laid-back atmosphere, and the exhibits are interesting. It's not fancy but is for a good cause; they have rescued animals there which cannot be released. It's a nice easy stroll and has not been crowded, and has been enjoyable for us. When... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I grew up visiting CALM so I love it. It's not a huge place, but big enough for kids to have fun. They have a good variety of animals and nice information displays. A great place for your family to visit together!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I stopped at this zoo with my 3 sons aged 4 months - 14 years. We all enjoyed it and there were a lot more animals to see than I expected. It was pretty hot and we probably would have enjoyed it more had it been cooler out. I think they could use an extra set of bathrooms and a... More

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Bakersfield, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I went with my daughter in April 2014 and was surprised at just how much they really had there. We saw dozens of birds, lots of mammals that I had never seen in person (including a porcupine) and a reptile house (I was creeped out the entire time we were inside of the reptile house.) We only went through half... More

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California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went here very very late in the day. The place was only open for 25 minutes more when we arrived and I asked for a discount but none was given. I even asked if we could pay the kids price but still no dice. I had made the trek out to the place and figured I would pay the... More

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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Took in the sites at CALM; California Animal Living Museum. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with family or friends, and so very affordable. A well kept haven for animals native to this area. Can even bring a picnic lunch. Not too long of a tour ( you take on your own), and a beautifully landscaped area with... More

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Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

CALM zoo it not a zoo that holds animals hostage and keeps them from there natural homes. This zoo protects the ones who can't survive in the wild. Every time is go I have a blast.

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