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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Established in 1883, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History was created to house collections of nature’s wonders and to make them available for study. Explore the birds and wildlife, plants, geology and cultural richness that make the California Central Coast unique. The Museum's permanent exhibitions showcase the unique and curious aspects of the natural history of this area. Our permanent exhibits include one of the most extensive bird collections on display on the West Coast. Other exhibits include mammals, Native Americans, monarch butterflies, and a native plant garden. Rotating exhibits change every 4-6 months. Call the Museum to arrange fun and engaging educational tours for your group or for free field trips for school groups. Additionally, the Museum hosts periodic lectures and classes offered by internationally acclaimed scientists and local scientific institutions.

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  • Hours of Operation: T-Su 10-5
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  • Miles from Monterey Airport: 6
  • Miles to Convention Center: 2
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Meeting Rooms
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  • Exhibits Space 1
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 2000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 5900
  • Reception Capacity 150
  • Theatre Capacity 150
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  • Inside Banquet Capacity 150
  • Inside Reception Capacity 150
  • Largest Reception Room Capacity 140
  • Maximum Capacity 150
  • Outside Banquet Capacity 50
  • Outside Reception Capacity 75
  • Square Footage of Largest Outdoor Space 3300
  • Square Footage of Largest Room 2000
  • Total Capacity of Meeting Space 140
  • Total Capacity of Outdoor Space 75
  • Total Square Footage of Combined Space 9200
  • Total Square Footage of Indoor Space 5900
  • Total Square Footage of Outdoor Space 3300
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  • Banquet Capacity 140
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 100
Downstairs Education Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 600
  • Theater Capacity: 35
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Banquet Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 35
Bird Gallery- A/V available
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
  • Theater Capacity: 140
  • Classroom Capacity: 100
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Main Gallery- and side galleries
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3640
  • Theater Capacity: 78
  • Classroom Capacity: 78
  • Banquet Capacity: 78
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Native Plant Garden
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3300
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 75

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