New Volunteer Informational Meeting
Feb
5
6:00 pm18:00

New Volunteer Informational Meeting

The Museum will open its doors to new volunteers interested in serving their community in a variety of opportunities. Staff and current volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide details on their Museum experiences.

Guided Museum Tours
Feb
7
11:00 am11:00

Guided Museum Tours

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. 

Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, Feb 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. 

Feb
11
7:00 pm19:00

Sustainable PG, Feb Meeting

"The Future of Energy: Lateral Power to the People," an inspiring film about the renewable energy revolution happening in the United States right now and a love story about the countless people and communities re-imagining their relationship with the planet and each other, will be shown during this month's meeting. 

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Feb Meeting
Feb
13
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Feb 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.

Night Owl: The Science of Seduction
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Night Owl: The Science of Seduction

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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

Member Exclusive:  Treasures from the Basement, Native American Baskets
Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

Member Exclusive: Treasures from the Basement, Native American Baskets

Treasures from the Basement is a Members-Exclusive event where the Museum provides a rare and exclusive one-evening-only showing of part of its collection.

This first Treasures from the Basement event showcases the Museum's extensive Native American basket collection.  For this evening only, members get a rare glimpse of diverse artifacts such as Arctic baleen baskets, Pomo feathered baskets, and enormous Pima storage baskets.

This evening will also celebrate the Museum's Ohlone and Salinan baskets being publicly and safely exhibited again after five years of storage. Ohlone baskets are rare, with only a few dozen known to exist worldwide.

To herald this momentous occasion, Ohlone basketweaver Linda Yamane will be present showcasing baskets from her collection. Linda is a Rumsien Ohlone of the Native people of the Monterey area. Linda and her students are the only authentic Ohlone weavers alive today.

Science Saturday: Cool Cats
Feb
28
11:00 am11:00

Science Saturday: Cool Cats

Can you leap as far as a bobcat or pull as much weight as a mountain lion? Test your abilities and learn what makes these cats such cool predators. Museum admission is free for all guests on Science Saturday!

New Volunteer Informational Meeting
Mar
7
10:30 am10:30

New Volunteer Informational Meeting

The Museum will open its doors to new volunteers interested in serving their community in a variety of opportunities. Staff and current volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide details on their Museum experiences.

Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

Sustainable PG, March Meeting

The mission of Sustainable PG is to make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community. Monthly programs vary from films to talks by experts.

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, March Meeting
Mar
13
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, March 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.

New Volunteer Informational Meeting
Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

New Volunteer Informational Meeting

The Museum will open its doors to new volunteers interested in serving their community in a variety of opportunities. Staff and current volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide details on their Museum experiences.

Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Sustainable PG, April Meeting

The mission of Sustainable PG is to make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community. Monthly programs vary from films to talks by experts.

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society
Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society

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.

Photographer's Hour
Apr
17
8:00 am08:00

Photographer's Hour

Photographers may enter the show at 8 am, one hour before the show opens, on the first day of the show, Friday, April 17, 2015 to take photographs.

Photographs may be taken at anytime throughout the wildflower show.  Some photographers, however, like to take their time setting up a flower shot and arranging their lighting and angle just right. This can be difficult to manage while guests view the flowers. The Photographer's Hour provides a time to spend time on wildflower photography without guests present.

Please note that on the first day of the show the flowers are the freshest, but not all of the flowers are necessarily present. Small numbers of flowers can continue to arrive throughout the show. 

Apr
18
11:00 am11:00

Native Plant Fair

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Enjoy hands-on activities, current information, and volunteer activities—all having to do with native plants. Participating organizations include the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District, the Bureau of Land Management, and more.

Demonstration: “Native Plant Gardening in Pots” with Patrick Regan.
Apr
18
1:00 pm13:00

Demonstration: “Native Plant Gardening in Pots” with Patrick Regan.

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Annual and Perennial wildflowers can be ephemeral beauties that may seem to be too wild or too exacting in their needs to try at home. But you can! Bulbs and seeds of many of our most common as well as unique and uncommon flowers can be grown in containers for the home garden. Possible combinations are almost endless. Native plant expert Patrick Regan will show examples of wildflowers in pots big and small and discuss tips for maintaining them through the bloom season and well beyond.

Apr
19
2:00 pm14:00

Lecture: “Revising the Monterey Flora” with Michael Mitchell.

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

If you’re interested in identifying wildflowers to the genus and species level, this lecture is for you. Corky Matthews’ book “the Plants of Monterey County – an Illustrated Field Key” has recently been updated. Michael Mitchell, editor of the new edition, will discuss the updates (including changes to taxonomic organization and the addition of hundreds of plants), and will give some hints on how to get the most out of the book.

Apr
25
11:00 am11:00

Science Saturday: April

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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

Science Saturday: Identification Day
Apr
25
11:00 am11:00

Science Saturday: Identification Day

Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and plants to Identification Day! Make a field guide, identify bird calls, and learn from the experts of the BLM during this day all about identifying objects in our natural world. Museum admission is free for all guests on Science Saturday!

May
8
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, May 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.

May
13
7:00 pm19:00

Sustainable PG, May Meeting

The mission of Sustainable PG is to make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community. Monthly programs vary from films to talks by experts.

Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Sustainable PG, June Meeting

The mission of Sustainable PG is to make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community. Monthly programs vary from films to talks by experts.


Science Saturday: Migrations & Sandy's Birthday
Jan
31
11:00 am11:00

Science Saturday: Migrations & Sandy's Birthday

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Could you travel hundreds, even thousands of miles only using your memory, or your sense of smell? Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. during this free event to enjoy hands-on science activities. Museum admission is free for all guests on Science Saturday!

 

Lecture: California Indian Baskets
Jan
24
3:00 pm15:00

Lecture: California Indian Baskets

An illustrated lecture by basketry scholar Ralph Shanks introduces the beauty and intricacy of California Indian baskets. Shanks has written two books about the culture and history of this Native California art form, and he will share his appreciation and knowledge about the major types of traditional baskets held in collections throughout the world.

Jan
14
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Sustainable PG, Jan Meeting

The mission of Sustainable PG is to make Pacific Grove a model of transition to sustainability through innovative, active, local solutions that enhance community. Monthly programs vary from films to talks by experts.

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Jan Meeting
Jan
9
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Jan 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.

Guided Museum Tours
Jan
3
11:00 am11:00

Guided Museum Tours

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. 

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk
Dec
27
1:00 pm13:00

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.

Dec
24
Dec 25

Museum closed Dec. 24-25

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will be closed Wednesday, December 24, and Thursday, December 25.

Dec
20
11:00 am11:00

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

New Volunteer Informational Meeting
Dec
16
6:00 pm18:00

New Volunteer Informational Meeting

At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, the Museum will open its doors to new volunteers interested in serving their community in a variety of opportunities. Staff and current volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide details on their Museum experiences.

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk
Dec
13
1:00 pm13:00

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.

Dec
13
11:00 am11:00

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

Lecture: The Beauty and Wonder of Spiders with local birder RJ Adams - Monterey Audubon Society - Dec Meeting
Dec
9
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: The Beauty and Wonder of Spiders with local birder RJ Adams - Monterey Audubon Society - Dec Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk
Dec
6
1:00 pm13:00

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.

Dec
6
11:00 am11:00

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
Nov
29
1:00 pm13:00

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
Nov
29
11:00 am11:00

Science Saturday: Monarch Magic

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk
Nov
22
1:00 pm13:00

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.

Nov
22
11:00 am11:00

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
Nov
15
1:00 pm13:00

Monarch Butterfly Interpretive Talk

  • Monarch Sanctuary

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.

Nov
15
11:00 am11:00

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

Nov
15
10:00 am10:00

Member Exclusive: Geological Tour of Pt. Lobos

Do you know what caused these circular patterns?

Do you know what caused these circular patterns?

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.

Join this free, members-exclusive event where acclaimed geologist Ed Clifton, Ph.D. reveals fun and curious facts and significant geological history of Pt. Lobos. 

This geological story covers 80 million years with some of the oldest rocks being from a time when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth and pterodactyls dominated the sky.

Nov
14
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Nov Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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.

Nov
13
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: California Native Plant Society, Nov Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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

Lecture: Audubon Presents "Undercover: The secretive lives of rails” with Laurie Hall.
Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Audubon Presents "Undercover: The secretive lives of rails” with Laurie Hall.

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Laurie Hall is starting the sixth year of her Ph.D. in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.  She has spent the past five years up to her knees in mud, peering into the cattails, trying to understand one of the most secretive species of birds in the world-the Black Rail.  Her dissertation is focused on dispersal of rails among wetlands in northern California, and she uses a number of methods to measure wetland connectivity, including radio-telemetry, genetics, and stable isotope chemistry.  In her presentation, Laurie will describe population dynamics, connectivity, and habitat use of rails and discuss how her research will help inform conservation and management decisions for wetlands and their wildlife in the face of continued habitat loss and fragmentation caused by development and climate change.  Her work was recently highlighted in a Bay Nature article. http://baynature.org/articles/elusive-black-rail-may-adapt-better-than-youd-think/.  To learn more about Laurie and her research please visit https://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/beislab/rail/html/index.html.    

Doors open at 7:00PM. Talk to Begin around 7:30, at the PG Museum of Natural History.

Tuesday, November 11, 7 pm