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California Area Living Museum (CALM)

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10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654
+1 661-872-2256
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Christmas at Calm.

Calm is an amazing place. Home to many local wildlife that have been nurtured back to health. At... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pam Q
via mobile
Nice Place

Tookour 5 & 7 year old grandchildren here to see the animals. The animals seem well tended and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andrea S
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Westerville, Ohio
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“holiday lights” (17 reviews)
“train ride” (15 reviews)
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10500 Alfred Harrell Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654
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+1 661-872-2256
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"holiday lights"
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"light show"
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"christmas season"
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"native animals"
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"million lights"
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"hot chocolate"
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"winter wonderland"
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"injured animals"
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"bob cats"
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"annual pass"
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"great place for kids"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"petting zoo"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Calm is an amazing place. Home to many local wildlife that have been nurtured back to health. At Christmas time Calm turns into a huge park with Christmas lights and intertainment. Walk along the trails, each one a different theme, shown with Christmas lights! Ride...More

Thank Pam Q
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tookour 5 & 7 year old grandchildren here to see the animals. The animals seem well tended and content. It only took a couple of hours but we all learned something new about animals from California. We recommend this place!

Thank Andrea S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little zoo operated by the JERN County Superintendent if Schools. They have many different types if animals from the area. The Holiday lights show is amazing. The zoo is decorated with millions if lights and there are many fun activities such...More

Thank Greg H
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Just gorgeous! Quiet and well set out, with great exhibits from flora to fauna of Californian goodness. These are rescue animals and a worthy cause that appear content. Great value for money and lovely volunteers

Thank Fleur B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I have been a member of Calm almost since it opened and it was very small then. It is an amazing place. The animals are from CA . Some have been injured and rehabilitated It is so worth visiting if you are local or from...More

Thank Joan H
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

CALM specializes in animals that live in California, so you won't find the usual sampling of exotic animals from Africa or Asia. The California animal selection are all vertebrates and mostly mammals and reptiles. Also has a great "zoo lights" display during the Christmas-New Years...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

It is an amazing place. A zoo for native animals. Well laid out, with interesting exhibits of California's native animals.

Thank lucasd43
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Went with my daughter , son in law and 3 grandchildren . it was really magical for the kids ! lines were a bit long , very popular event ! and the rides were free the night we went , so probably why lines were...More

Thank Samsill
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Visited this sanctuary for California indigenous animals in mid-November on a day that workers were installing the Christmas lights around the grounds. Particularly enjoyed seeing the bears and especially the bobcat, who came within inches of me, on the other side of a glass partition...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

CALM is a great place for children and adults alike. Lot’s of wildlife from large mammals to bugs. You won’t be disappointed. Bring a lunch and enjoy the shade under the big trees or come during the Christmas Season and enjoy the spectacular lights. Either...More

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