Bakersfield museum benefits from Atwater closure

Bakersfield museum benefits from Atwater closure
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — The Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science is taking on some new tenants.

The Castle Museum Science and Technology Center in Atwater closed a few months ago.

The artifacts in the museum were to be divided up between six other California museums.

One of those museums is the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science in Bakersfield.

Koral Hancharick is the executive director of the BVMNH. She says if the six museums hadn’t stepped up the exhibits would’ve been thrown into a landfill.

Instead, they’ll be in Bakersfield.

The acquired items range from NASA related to Native American items.

The Native American exhibit could be open within thirty days.

Most of the other items are expected to be refurbished and incorporated into the museum within the next few months.

The museum is looking for volunteers to help with the construction needed to display the exhibits properly.