For over half a century this Wildflower Show has been one of the largest on the Northern and Western Hemispheres with over 600 species and varieties of wildflowers. This is truly an event that generations of families can remember.
The Museum partners with the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to hold this cherished annual event. Over 30 members of the Native Plant Society spend over a week scouring Monterey County and beyond collecting the finest specimens of wildflowers blooming that spring.
Artists will take advantage of the Native Plant Show by creating a mini wildflower book with pen and paper. Artists will visit the show and draw what they see.
Published by Arcadia Publishing as part of their Images of America series, the book will be released on Monday, April 23rd. It will be available in the Museum’s gift store and bookstores across the Peninsula. Patrick will sign copies of the book at the Museum on Thursday, April 26th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Artists will learn to stitch and create felt wildflowers. Add them to clothing, bags, coats, hair ties, or even make a stuffy!
Prepare for time-travel during this prehistoric Science Saturday, when we set our sights on the age of the dinosaurs. We will explore fossils, footprints, and more as we learn what made the dinosaurs so successful, and also what led to their extinction. We are honored to host USGS Emeritus Scientist, Ed Clifton, for a series of talks about dinosaurs during this special event. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Join us over a drink as we explore the Museum’s native plant garden. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our local flora and the skills to draw them. Instructor Liana Vitousak will guide you through the basics of plant identification and recording what you see through field sketches and notes. Two pints of locally brewed beer included with registration.
The Museum invites you to attend the free opening reception for the 2018 Illustrating Nature exhibit.
The 2018 Walk of Remembrance will begin with introductions at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and include light refreshments.
This is a story of immigration of people to America seeking a better life and a place to call home. It is a story about John Steinbeck’s maternal ancestors, the Hamilton family; his grandfather Samuel, great aunt Mary and great uncle Robert Hamilton, the three of whom emigrated from Ireland destined for California.
Please join us for another evening with Interpretive Guide Trainer, Whitney Weibel, to enhance your interpretive guide skills with a focus on question-based interpretation.
The largest gathering of international nephrite and jadeite carvers, jewelry artists and specimen/rough dealers to take place in the USA