California Living Museum (bakersfield Zoo)
The California Living Museum (CALM) is California’s premier native zoo and garden. A visit to the beautiful grounds of CALM will take you through different animal exhibits and plant communities to give you and encapsulated glimpse at the diversity of our golden state. Many of the 250+ animals at CALM are non-releasable; that is, they cannot live in the wild due to physical disabilities and others have become dependent on humans. CALM is also home to several endangered flora and fauna species. A visit to CALM won’t be complete without visiting the $2 million, award-winning Cats of California exhibit which houses mountain lion and bobcat. Yes, you can visit other zoos in California, but none of them focus exclusively on California native plants and animals. The zoo has been consistently voted “Best Family Attraction” in The Bakersfield Californian’s Annual Reader’s Poll. CALM is open daily from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with the exception of a few major holidays. Admission prices: Adults $9; Senior (60+) $7, Child (3-12 years) $5; children under 3 are free. Ask about our military/veterans discounts. For information, call 661-872-2256 or visit our website calmzoo.org. CALM is located at 10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, (15 minutes from downtown Bakersfield). Discover CALM today!