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                  

Author Series: Claire Fullerton

06/27/2015
3-5 p.m.
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 will host its first “PGMNH Author Series” on Saturday, June 27, from 3-5 p.m. with a free reading, Q and A, light snacks and a book signing by celebrated author Claire Fullerton. Books will be sold at the Museum during the event. more

Feathers and Fur: Sketching Birds and Mammals in Color

06/14/2015
1-4 p.m.
165 Forest Ave
Venue: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Type: Special Events
Location: United States
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Local science illustrator Erin E. Hunter will teach this afternoon workshop in the Museum's bird and mammal collection, covering topics like bird and mammal anatomy, the differences between feathers and fur, and tips for drawing animals in proportion. The class will also touch on subjects like mixing media, how to match ... more

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