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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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Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Downstairs Education Room 0 X 0 571
Museum Library 0 X 0 322 0
Special Exhibit Hall - A/V available 0 X 0 1763 0 140
Upstairs Education Room 0 X 0 675

Lecture: "The Drunken Monkey

    • 12/05/2015
    • 3pm - 4:30pm
  • 165 Forest Ave
  • Location: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History (508)

Why do we drink and abuse alcohol? In this talk, biologist and author Robert Dudley will provide an interdisciplinary perspective on today's patterns of alcohol consumption and abuse. Follow the link between the fruit-eating behavior of arboreal primates and the evolution of the sensory skills… more

Ed Ricketts - from Cannery Row to Sitka, Alaska: Science, History and Reflections Along the Pacific Coast

The book includes an essay by Ricketts, never before published, and another by his daughter Nancy Ricketts. Other chapters explore topics from history to coastal marine ecology. The editor and several contributing authors will be present to speak and chat with us as we enjoy refreshments.… more

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
  • 165 Forest Ave
    Pacific Grove, CA 93950
  • 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… more

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