Guided Museum Tour

Join a Museum docent on a guided tour of our exhibits. Learn about monarchs butterflies, local birds, taxidermy and more! Sign-ups are available the day of the tour and are available on a  first come first serve basis. Tours a free with Museum admission, but space is limited to 20 participants. 

Tours are every Saturday at 11 am except the last Saturday of the month.

To schedule a guided tour for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20

Night Owl: Botany & Brews

Night Owl: Botany & Brews

Learn the science of your favorite drink! Enjoy beer tasting from different plants and wine tasting from different grapes. Learn the process of home brewing beer, turning molasses into rum, and brewing tea and experiment with yeast/sugar combinations. Enjoy live blue grass music from the “Blue Tail Flies” and a no-host bar with wine, beer, and whiskey cider. (Please bring your ID!) Grab a bite from the food truck parked outside and come on into the Museum for a Night Owl evening! 

Night Owl events are adults-only (ages 18+) 

$15 General Admission $10 Museum Members 

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Sustainable PG

The documentary “White Water, Black Gold” is a sober look at the untold costs (to water and people) associated with developing the second largest deposit of “oil” in the world. To be mentioned too, exploiting the tar sands increases CO2 emissions to an untenable level, if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change.  The documentary will be followed by a discussion, and a call to action to booster our politicians' resolve to oppose the Keystone pipeline project. The reality of climate change demands action.

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Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Oct Meeting

Adults and children are all welcome to hear from gem and mineral experts and enthusiasts at the Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society monthly meetings. These free monthly meetings are held at the Museum at 7pm on the second Friday of each month (except June and December.) Interested members are also welcome to attend the club's board meeting, held at the same location one hour before the general meeting.

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Guided Museum Tour

Join a Museum docent on a guided tour of our exhibits. Learn about monarchs butterflies, local birds, taxidermy and more! Sign-ups are available the day of the tour and are available on a  first come first serve basis. Tours a free with Museum admission, but space is limited to 20 participants. 

Tours are every Saturday at 11 am except the last Saturday of the month.

To schedule a guided tour for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20

Lecture: Audubon Presents Marie Read and the Birds of the Mono Lake Basin

Lecture: Audubon Presents Marie Read and the Birds of the Mono Lake Basin

Join the Monterey Audubon Society and their presentation of nationally known bird photographer, Marie Read. Marie takes us on a journey exploring the birdlife of the Mono Lake Basin. Marie’s stunning photography, now featured in her newly released book Sierra Wings: Birds of the Mono Lake Basin, reveals the fascinating lives of the birds that breed or migrate through this spectacular birding hotspot. Signed books will be available for purchase.

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Guided Museum Tour

Join a Museum docent on a guided tour of our exhibits. Learn about monarchs butterflies, local birds, taxidermy and more! Sign-ups are available the day of the tour and are available on a  first come first serve basis. Tours a free with Museum admission, but space is limited to 20 participants. 

Tours are every Saturday at 11 am except the last Saturday of the month.

To schedule a guided tour for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20

Science Saturday: Spiders & Snakes

What do you fear? Find out that it doesn’t need to be spiders or snakes! Hold a live snake, view live spiders, make a spider web, and join us for other fun crafts and activities as you trick-or-treat around the Museum while learning all about arachnids and reptiles! Don’t forget that downtown Pacific Grove will have lots of Halloween fun, including live music and trick-or-treating on Lighthouse Avenue. Stop by the Museum and Downtown PG for a fun day celebrating spiders, snakes, and Halloween!

Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm during this free event to enjoy hands-on science activities. Museum admission is free for ALL guests on Science Saturday!

Saturday, October 25, between 11 am and 3pm

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New Volunteer Information Meeting

Do you want to Volunteer at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History? Attend this informational meeting to meet with staff and current volunteers and learn all about the different volunteer opportunities currently available at the Museum. 

Monarch Sanctuary Interpretive Talk

Monarch Sanctuary Interpretive Talk

Learn all about the Monarchs of Pacific Grove! Join a Monarch Docent every Saturday at 1pm for an interpretive talk about our Western Monarch Butterflies.

Talks are held on Saturdays from November - February at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the Sanctuary, and the talks are also free.

If you would like to schedule a tour to the Monarch Sanctuary for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20.

The Monarch Sanctuary is located on Lighthouse Ave. and Ridge Road.

Guided Museum Tour

Join a Museum docent on a guided tour of our exhibits. Learn about monarchs butterflies, local birds, taxidermy and more! Sign-ups are available the day of the tour and are available on a  first come first serve basis. Tours a free with Museum admission, but space is limited to 20 participants. 

Tours are every Saturday at 11 am except the last Saturday of the month.

To schedule a guided tour for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Learn all about the Monarchs of Pacific Grove! Join a Monarch Docent every Saturday at 1pm for an interpretive talk about our Western Monarch Butterflies. 

Talks are held on Saturdays from November - February at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the Sanctuary, and the talks are also free.

If you would like to schedule a tour to the Monarch Sanctuary for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20.

The Monarch Sanctuary is located on Lighthouse Ave. and Ridge Road.

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, Nov Meeting

All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome! Doors open at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MAS hospitality. Monterey Audubon has been devoted to the understanding, conservation and enjoyment of Central California's birdlife since 1943. We strive to connect communities and individuals to the region's avifauna through educational programs and outdoor recreation. As a chapter of America's oldest conservation group we are also committed to advocacy on behalf of native avifauna and ecosystems as well as the implementation of stewardship practices which conserve and restore the Monterey region's precious biological diversity and wildlife.

Tuesday, November 11, 7 pm

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Lecture: California Native Plant Society, Nov Meeting

Don't miss engaging and educational California native plant lectures at the Monterey Bay Chapter of the Native Plant Society monthly general meetings. All are welcome at these free monthly meetings held on the second Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. Exceptions to this meeting schedule include February, April, June, August, October and December, when there is no meeting. See the monthly newsletter for the lecture topic. A wide selection of books is available for sale at each meeting. The Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is a member of a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California’s native plants. Our chapter covers Monterey and San Benito counties.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm

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Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Nov Meeting

Adults and children are all welcome to hear from gem and mineral experts and enthusiasts at the Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society monthly meetings. These free monthly meetings are held at the Museum at 7pm on the second Friday of each month (except June and December.) Interested members are also welcome to attend the club's board meeting, held at the same location one hour before the general meeting.

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Guided Museum Tour

Join a Museum docent on a guided tour of our exhibits. Learn about monarchs butterflies, local birds, taxidermy and more! Sign-ups are available the day of the tour and are available on a  first come first serve basis. Tours a free with Museum admission, but space is limited to 20 participants. 

Tours are every Saturday at 11 am except the last Saturday of the month.

To schedule a guided tour for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Learn all about the Monarchs of Pacific Grove! Join a Monarch Docent every Saturday at 1 pm for an interpretive talk about our Western Monarch Butterflies. 

Talks are held on Saturdays from November - February at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the Sanctuary, and the talks are also free.

  • Monarch Sanctuary (map)

Guided Museum Tour

Join a Museum docent on a guided tour of our exhibits. Learn about monarchs butterflies, local birds, taxidermy and more! Sign-ups are available the day of the tour and are available on a  first come first serve basis. Tours a free with Museum admission, but space is limited to 20 participants. 

Tours are every Saturday at 11 am except the last Saturday of the month.

To schedule a guided tour for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Learn all about the Monarchs of Pacific Grove! Join a Monarch Docent every Saturday at 1pm for an interpretive talk about our Western Monarch Butterflies. 

Talks are held on Saturdays from November - February at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the Sanctuary, and the talks are also free.

If you would like to schedule a tour to the Monarch Sanctuary for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20.

The Monarch Sanctuary is located on Lighthouse Ave. and Ridge Road.

Science Saturday: Monarch Magic

Welcome the monarch butterflies back to Pacific Grove! Create a monarch chrysalis pin, view live butterflies, explore the Museum’s Monarchs Come Home exhibition, and get your face painted while you discover what makes our monarch butterflies special. Special guests will provide even more activities, music, and information. Join us for a day filled with monarch magic!

Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm during this free event to enjoy hands-on science activities. Museum admission is free for ALL guests on Science Saturday!

Saturday, November 29, between 11 am and 3pm

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Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Learn all about the Monarchs of Pacific Grove! Join a Monarch Docent every Saturday at 1pm for an interpretive talk about our Western Monarch Butterflies. 

Talks are held on Saturdays from November - February at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the Sanctuary, and the talks are also free.

If you would like to schedule a tour to the Monarch Sanctuary for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20.

The Monarch Sanctuary is located on Lighthouse Ave. and Ridge Road.

Guided Museum Tour

Join a Museum docent on a guided tour of our exhibits. Learn about monarchs butterflies, local birds, taxidermy and more! Sign-ups are available the day of the tour and are available on a  first come first serve basis. Tours a free with Museum admission, but space is limited to 20 participants. 

Tours are every Saturday at 11am except the last Saturday of the month.

To schedule a guided tour for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Learn all about the Monarchs of Pacific Grove! Join a Monarch Docent every Saturday at 1pm for an interpretive talk about our Western Monarch Butterflies. 

Talks are held on Saturdays from November - February at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the Sanctuary, and the talks are also free.

If you would like to schedule a tour to the Monarch Sanctuary for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20.

The Monarch Sanctuary is located on Lighthouse Ave. and Ridge Road.

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, Dec Meeting

All monthly Audubon meetings are held at the Pacific Grove Museum on the second Tuesday of the month. All meetings are free and members and non-members are welcome! Doors open at 7:00 PM with soft drinks and cookies provided by MAS hospitality. Monterey Audubon has been devoted to the understanding, conservation and enjoyment of Central California's birdlife since 1943. We strive to connect communities and individuals to the region's avifauna through educational programs and outdoor recreation. As a chapter of America's oldest conservation group we are also committed to advocacy on behalf of native avifauna and ecosystems as well as the implementation of stewardship practices which conserve and restore the Monterey region's precious biological diversity and wildlife.

Tuesday, December 9, 7 pm

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New Volunteer Informational Meeting

Do you want to Volunteer at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History? Attend this informational meeting to meet with staff and current volunteers and learn all about the different volunteer opportunities currently available at the Museum. 

Guided Museum Tour

Join a Museum docent on a guided tour of our exhibits. Learn about monarchs butterflies, local birds, taxidermy and more! Sign-ups are available the day of the tour and are available on a  first come first serve basis. Tours a free with Museum admission, but space is limited to 20 participants. 

Tours are every Saturday at 11am except the last Saturday of the month.

To schedule a guided tour for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Learn all about the Monarchs of Pacific Grove! Join a Monarch Docent every Saturday at 1pm for an interpretive talk about our Western Monarch Butterflies. 

Talks are held on Saturdays from November - February at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the Sanctuary, and the talks are also free.

If you would like to schedule a tour to the Monarch Sanctuary for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20.

The Monarch Sanctuary is located on Lighthouse Ave. and Ridge Road.

Guided Museum Tour

Join a Museum docent on a guided tour of our exhibits. Learn about monarchs butterflies, local birds, taxidermy and more! Sign-ups are available the day of the tour and are available on a  first come first serve basis. Tours a free with Museum admission, but space is limited to 20 participants. 

Tours are every Saturday at 11am except the last Saturday of the month.

To schedule a guided tour for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Learn all about the Monarchs of Pacific Grove! Join a Monarch Docent every Saturday at 1pm for an interpretive talk about our Western Monarch Butterflies. 

Talks are held on Saturdays from November - February at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the Sanctuary, and the talks are also free.

If you would like to schedule a tour to the Monarch Sanctuary for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20.

The Monarch Sanctuary is located on Lighthouse Ave. and Ridge Road.

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

Learn all about the Monarchs of Pacific Grove! Join a Monarch Docent every Saturday at 1pm for an interpretive talk about our Western Monarch Butterflies. 

Talks are held on Saturdays from November - February at the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, weather permitting. There is no admission charge for the Sanctuary, and the talks are also free.

If you would like to schedule a tour to the Monarch Sanctuary for a group of 10 or more, please contact Allison Watson, outreach@pgmuseum.org or (831) 648-5716 Ext. 20.

The Monarch Sanctuary is located on Lighthouse Ave. and Ridge Road.

Science Saturday: Migrations & Sandy's Birthday

Could you travel hundreds, even thousands of miles only using your memory, or your sense of smell?

Come see how well you can migrate! Try matching scents as salmon do when they try to find their home river, create a bracelet that follows the long journey of a gray whale, and see if you can survive life as a migratory bird! Spend your day at the Museum as you learn just what makes these migrations so amazing! We’re also celebrating Sandy the Whale's 31st Birthday! At 1:00pm we'll sing happy birthday and serve cake to guests (first come first serve basis).

Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm during this free event to enjoy hands-on science activities. Museum admission is free for ALL guests on Science Saturday!

Saturday, January 31, between 11 am and 3pm

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Night Owl: The Science of Sex in Nature

Night Owl: The Science of Sex in Nature

This Valentine’s Day discover the secret love lives of animals, from fascinating romantic rituals to the science of attracting mates. Grab a drink, enjoy music, and take a closer look at our natural world at Night Owl! Make a full night of it and enjoy food from one of the gourmet food trucks that will be parked out front! *Please have your ID ready at the door so you are prepared for the drinks for donations inside! Friday,

$15 General Admission $10 Museum Members

Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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Science Saturday: February

Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm during this free event to enjoy hands-on science activities. Museum admission is free for ALL guests on Science Saturday!

Saturday, February 28, between 11 am and 3pm

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Science Saturday: March

Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm during this free event to enjoy hands-on science activities. Museum admission is free for ALL guests on Science Saturday!

Saturday, March 28, between 11 am and 3pm

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Science Saturday: April

Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm during this free event to enjoy hands-on science activities. Museum admission is free for ALL guests on Science Saturday!

Saturday, April 25, between 11 am and 3pm

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Night Owl: Summer Solstice Science and Cultures

Make a full night of it and enjoy food from one of the gourmet food trucks that will be parked out front! *Please have your ID ready at the door so you are prepared for the drinks for donations inside! 

$15 General Admission $10 Museum Members 

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm