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.
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? Would you like to learn about the amazing and unique ecology of California? If so, become a certified California Naturalist!
View meteorites, learn how much you would weigh on the moon, create your own orbiting planet craft, and more!
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has served as a hub of natural science on the Monterey Peninsula for 135 years, bringing together professional scientists, amateur naturalists and artists of the natural world throughout its history as it continues to do today. This exhibit will explore our history from its beginnings in the Pacific chapter of the Chautauqua Literary and Science Circle, through the several expansions and reorganizations of the 20th century and up to how we are honoring our legacy through extensive outreach and education programs!
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will host a silent auction of birdhouses made by members of the public to benefit the Pacific Grove Heritage Society.
2018 will mark the 135th anniversary for the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History showcasing the birds and wildlife, plants, geology, and cultural richness that make the California Central Coast unique in the world. The Museum opened in 1883 as one of America's first natural history museums. Join us Saturday, October 20th, from 6:30-9pm as we celebrate this wonderful milestone.