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California Area Living Museum (CALM)

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Address: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone Number: (661) 872-2256
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Sweet little zoo

We came with a family of older children and they enjoyed all the exhibits. Some of the analysis are quite close including the beaver, bear and heron. The petting zoo is great for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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149 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We came with a family of older children and they enjoyed all the exhibits. Some of the analysis are quite close including the beaver, bear and heron. The petting zoo is great for any age.

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

CALM is a great place for an afternoon trip with the kids. Family memberships are affordable and make for easy spur of the moment trips to the park. We always have a great time.

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Fun place for kids to visit. It is big enough to be fun but not so big that it wears you out or you can't see everything there is to see and do. I wish it cost less, but I understand that a zoo has expenses. It is nice that all/most of the creatures have been rescued. The raptor birds... More 

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Bakserfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Christmas light show is a terrific experience, but this is a wonderful place for a family visit anytime of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Not sure what to expect and found a great natural habitat zoo... can't wait to go back next time we're in Bakersfield!

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a nice family outing for families with younger children, or teens and adults that love animals. It's not quite the excitement of a full size zoo but a fun partial day adventure. We especially love going to see the lights at Christmas time. The Christmas lights at CALM are perfect for families or date night. The short train... More 

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BAKERSFIELD, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband love animals, and he goes every chance he gets. We don't live too far from it. He would go every day if it wasn't soo hot here.

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Bakersfield, California
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47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great for kids to experience animals of the Central Valley in their natural habitats. The employees keep up the facilities quite well and are very friendly, knowledgeable, and informative. This is not the typical zoo experience in comparison to the LA Zoo, Fresno (Chaffee) Zoo, or the San Diego Zoo. CALM is very small. Don't expect sea lions, elephants, giraffes,... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Our grand children love to go to CALM. I've been on several field trips with several of my Grandbabies We love this place. In December they have the light show and it is amazing to walk through at night! Truly a gem to Bakersfield! I

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I used to be a docent,(educated tour guide) at CALM, and I found it to be a well run zoologocal adventure. The animals and plants located there,are all indigenous to California, from Black Bears (Ursus Americana), and striped skunks, (Mephitis Mephitis) to mountain lions (Felis Concolor) I still love to visit there whenever I can.

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Additional Information about California Area Living Museum (CALM)

Address: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93306
Phone Number: (661) 872-2256
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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