Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

165 Forest Ave , Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone  (831) 648-5716
Fax  (831) 648-5755

Established in 1883, as the Chautauqua Museum, the Museum was created to house collections of nature’s wonders and to make them available for study.  Join us today by coming to explore the birds and wildlife, plants, geology and cultural richness that make the California Central Coast region unique in the world. The Museum's permanent exhibitions that showcase the unique and curious aspects of the natural history of the California Central Coast.  Some of our permanent exhibits include one of the most extensive bird collections on display on the West Coast, exhibits on whales, mollusks, mammals, Native Americans and a native plant garden.  We also have a rotating exhibit that changes every 4-6 months.  We will gladly arrange free field trips for school groups and can host other groups for fun and engaging educational tours.  Additionally,  the Museum hosts periodic lectures and classes offered by internationally acclaimed scientists and local scientific institutions.

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Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Downstairs Education Room 0 X 0       571.00                  
Museum Library 0 X 0       322.00         0          
Special Exhibit Hall - A/V available 0 X 0       1763.00         0         140  
Upstairs Education Room 0 X 0       675.00                  

A Future for Cheetahs

09/25/2014
6:30 pm
165 Forest Ave
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Type: Special Events
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View extraordinary and rare photographs of wild cheetahs by renowned wildlife photographer Suzi Esterhas, and meet Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund and author of the book A Future for Cheetahs. Cheetah populations have plummeted from 100,000 to 10,000, and the world's fas... more

First Annual "Green Living Tour" in Pacific Grove

09/28/2014
11-4
165 Forest Ave
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Type: Special Events
Location: See map provided upon sign-in at the museum.
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Sustainable Pacific Grove hosts its first Green Living Tour Many people want to live in a more sustainable way but don’t know where to begin. Come join us on an inspiring and informative self-guided tour featuring homes and gardens which model energy and water conservation, waste reduction, food production and mor... more

Night Owl- Botany and Brews

10/04/2014
7-11pm
165 Forest Ave
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Type: Special Events
Location: United States
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The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is excited to open its doors for a fun adults-only (18+)* evening event. Come and join us for an evening of Botany and Brews as we dive into the science of some of our favorite beverages. Grab a drink, enjoy live music from the Bluetail Flies, and take a closer look at our natu... more

Science Saturday: Sea Otters

09/27/2014
11am-3pm
165 Forest Ave
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Type: Special Events
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Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week at the Museum! Find out if you’d rather have otter fur or blubber, see what it's like to eat like a sea otter, examine real otter fur, make your own set of whiskers, and more! Discover just how important otters are to Monterey Bay as you dive into their amazing world at September&... more

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