Richard Edgar took a long look at the African Lion in the window of the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science on a Thursday morning in 2016 in downtown Bakersfield. The museum is holding its annual Fall Gala fundraiser on Friday.

Casey Christie / The Californian

Enjoy a night of appetizers, live music and exhibits at the Buena Vista Museum of Natural History & Science for its annual Fall Gala on Friday.

The adults-only event, which will be held at 6 p.m., is one of the museum's biggest fundraisers and will include heavy appetizers catered by the Boys & Girls Clubs, wine and beer. There will also be a silent auction and opportunity drawing.

"It's the museum after dark," said Koral Hancharick, the museum's executive director. "It's not your typical day at the museum."

Admission is $40 to $50, and reservations are required. Call 324-6350 or email for more information. The museum is located at 2018 Chester Ave.

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