Featured Events

Apr
20
2014

Easter Brunches in Monterey County

Apr. 20
Looking for a way to celebrate Easter weekend in Monterey County? Overwhelmed with…more
Apr
27
2014

Big Sur International Marathon

Apr. 27
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world -…more
May
2
2014

Steinbeck Festival

May. 2-May. 4
This annual festival consists of several days of films, speakers, panels, theater,…more
May
2
2014

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

May. 2-May. 4
This entirely new series created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports…more
May
2
2014

Wildflower Triathlon

May. 2-May. 4
One of the premier triathlons nationally and internationally, this course will test…more
May
3
2014

Winemakers' Celebration

May. 3
Over 30 Monterey County wineries from 9 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) will…more
May
9
2014

Monterey Rock n' Rod Festival

May. 9
The annual festival was envisioned as a fun and entertaining way to raise…more
May
14
2014

Amgen Tour of CA Stopover

May. 14
The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California,…more
May
15
2014

Carmel Art Festival

May. 15-May. 18
Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the Carmel Art Festival.…more
May
15
2014

Salinas Valley Fair

May. 15-May. 18
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival,…more
May
16
2014

Cooking for Solutions

May. 16-May. 18
The culinary event of the year, Cooking for Solutions features great chefs, gourmet…more
May
16
2014

Ferrari Racing Days

May. 16-May. 18
Ferrari Racing Days return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with three full days of…more
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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

165 Forest Avenue , 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.

General
  • Rates & Ticket Prices: FREE
  • Special Interest Tours Offered:
Facilities
  • ADA-compliant:
  • Family-friendly:
  • Hours of Operation: T-Su 10-5
  • Motorcoach Parking on site:
  • Parking:

Meeting Facility Rooms

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                  

53rd Annual Wildflower Show

04/18/2014 - 04/20/2014
10 am-5 pm
165 Forest Avenue
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Type: Special Events
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During Native Plant Week, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society host the 53rd annual Wildflower Show. More than 600 species and varieties of wildflower grow in Monterey County, making this the largest wildflower show on the continent! more

Science Saturday: Identification Day

04/26/2014
11:00am - 3:00pm
165 Forest Avenue
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Type: Special Events
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Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and plants to Identification Day! Natural science experts from the Bureau of Land Management will do their best to identify those mystery flowers, feathers, and rocks from your yard, while their archaeologists will be on hand to tell you more about that mysterious garag... more