Become a Junior Naturalist

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a scientist?

Check out a backpack full of science tools from the front desk and use them to complete hands-on activities during your visit. Measure specimens, search for bugs, use binoculars and more as you experience the Museum like never before. Complete your adventure for a special prize and earn the official title of Junior Naturalist. This activity is designed for ages 7+ and takes between 1-2 hours to complete. Junior Naturalist Adventure is included with your admission to the Museum, and is great for families, scout groups and more.

For more information, or to book a Junior Naturalist Adventure group visit, please contact Education Programs Manager Nick Stong at

Junior Naturalist Club Excursions

Join us for this first meeting of the Junior Naturalist Club on Saturday, January 13th, as we explore the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary and learn how the Museum counts overwintering butterflies. We will meet at 7:30 a.m. and will finish counting at 9 a.m. To sign up, complete the Junior Naturalist Adventure program at the Museum and ask to be added to the JN Club email list.