History that’s living in the moment
Stunning monarchs. Endless birdlife. Vivid wildflowers. Rockstar geology. Wow-worthy whales.
Pacific Grove’s landmark museum opened in 1883, the same year as did the Brooklyn Bridge, making it one of the country’s oldest of its kind. But its deep diversity of unique Central Coast creatures, pioneering science and interactivity make it as current as ever.
Elkhorn Slough by Julia Seelos.
The Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters’ Association (MBPAPA) will exhibit a juried art show depicting lesser known local parks, Local Inspiration. All the works will be for sale through the museum. The exhibit will run from July 5th through September 23rd. Opening reception July 20th from 6:00- 8:00 pm.
Join us for July's Junior Naturalist Club excursion as we explore Garland Ranch Regional Park. We'll hike some trails, visit the water's edge, and learn about the important ecosystem that exists in and around the beautiful Carmel River. Parents are welcome!
Looking for something fun to do on a Monday night? The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is open from 3 to 7 p.m., with access to all of its displays, exhibitions and collections, as well as to the Native Plant Garden and Museum Store. We invite you to bring your own food and picnic in our beautiful native garden. We also serve wine for only a $5 suggested donation. Combining the Museum with your weekly trip to the farmers’ market is the perfect pairing. The Museum, in fact, is the best place to enjoy the outside, inside. So come join us!