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California Area Living Museum (CALM)

Features Animals
Opens in 4 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Cool place

Couldn’t find much to do in Bakersfield and stumbled on this. It was pretty cool. $10 for an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hollister, California
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Fun for the whole family.

This place rocks- especially when the weather is cool. We got the family pass for the year and it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bakersfield, California
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train ride”(16 reviews)
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10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654
+1 661-872-2256
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 April 2012

What a wonderful place to visit. If you are an animal person please come and visit CALM. It's a great educational place to visit to learn about our native animals. A wonderful place.

5  Thank melsdad2002
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 November 2013

I thought there would be more animals and more activity but there was barely any one there and it was very quiet. The highlight of the trip was letting my baby touch the animals in the petting zoo.

2  Thank BBall_Guy0404
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Couldn’t find much to do in Bakersfield and stumbled on this. It was pretty cool. $10 for an adult. Worth the money. Took about two hours.

Thank jfus76
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place rocks- especially when the weather is cool. We got the family pass for the year and it's great!

1  Thank jessicalynnjones
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Grand kids out of school so we decided to go here just to get them out of the house. We used to go every Christmas and look at the lights but haven't the last 2 years because it was either too rainy or cold for...More

1  Thank altonjk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A must see! Tens of thousands of lights make for a glittering wonderland where the nocturnal animals come out for all to see! A carousel, train that runs through the zoo, food and hot beverages add to the fun. Very family friendly and an ideal...More

Thank divamom329
Reviewed 28 August 2018

great place to visit and educate yourself on our own local wildlife, so many new upgrades and things to see, our favorite time is during the holiday's we love to come out and look at the lights displayed thru out the zoo, absolutely beautiful!

2  Thank sandragU948DY
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a great place to visit with family. Interesting to see different animals and they are kept in humane conditions.The lights at Christmas are also really fun to visit!

1  Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 20 August 2018

For those who have not been to calm during the day it is a museum of living animals or basically a zoo. But during the holiday season they add an additional display of completely custom illuminations mostly Of Christmas nature pun not intended. In my...More

Thank walterfarnum
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Also go any other times of the years and see the animals, great education for the kids. You learn about the different wild animals etc that is in california

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Take my family there every year at Christmas. The most lights any where. The kids love it!! Family Friendly and such a great time for Everyone.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Don’t miss a visit to C.A.L.M., Bakersfield’s pristine collection of native plants and animals indigenous to our area. Knowledgeable staff and dedicated volunteers help people of all ages get the most out of this outdoor experience. Hope you get to watch a docent feed the...More

1  Thank bbswanson
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13 November 2018|
Response from walterfarnum | Reviewed this property |
Heya as far as I can remember they had it going after as there was lots of guests waiting for their designated driver or ride for a pick up. Sorry I could not be more help then that.
7 October 2018|
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Response from KathleenLT2013 | Reviewed this property |
Please go to the CALM ZOO website to verify the following: Adults – $10 Seniors (60+) – $7 Children (3-12) – $5 Children under 3 – FREE United States Military/Veterans (w/ID) - FREE
Torri S
30 July 2018|
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Response from KathleenLT2013 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the answer is "NO"; unless it is a Certified Service Dog. However, contact CALM directly before going to see if there has been a change in their policies.