Oct
25
11:00 am11:00

Science Saturday: Spiders & Snakes

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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

Oct
28
6:00 pm18:00

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
Nov
1
1:00 pm13:00

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.

Nov
8
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
8
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
11
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, Nov 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, November 11, 7 pm

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

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
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?

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.

Complete the form below to freely register for this Member-Exclusive event.

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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

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
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
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
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
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.

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
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
9
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: 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

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

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
16
6:00 pm18:00

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. 

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

Dec
20
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.

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.

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.

Jan
13
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, Jan 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. 

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.

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?

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

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 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.

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 Sex in Nature
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Night Owl: The Science of Sex in Nature

  • 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

Feb
28
11:00 am11:00

Science Saturday: February

  • 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, February 28, between 11 am and 3pm

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.

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.

Mar
28
11:00 am11:00

Science Saturday: March

  • 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, March 28, between 11 am and 3pm

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.

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.

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

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.

Jun
20
7:00 pm19:00

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


Oct
18
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

Lecture: Audubon Presents Marie Read and the Birds of the Mono Lake Basin
Oct
14
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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.

Oct
11
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

Oct
10
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Oct 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.

Oct
8
7:00 pm19:00

Sustainable PG

  • PG Museum

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.

Night Owl: Botany & Brews
Oct
4
7:00 pm19:00

Night Owl: Botany & Brews

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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

Oct
4
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

Oct
1
3:30 pm15:30

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, April 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.

Science Saturday: Sea Otters
Sep
27
11:00 am11:00

Science Saturday: Sea Otters

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week at the Museum! Find out if you’d rather have otter fur or blubber, see what it's like to eat like a sea otter, examine real otter fur, make a craft to take home, and more! Discover just how important otters are to Monterey Bay as you dive into their amazing world at September’s free family event!

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, September 27, between 11 am and 3pm

Lecture: A Future for Cheetahs
Sep
25
6:30 pm18:30

Lecture: A Future for Cheetahs

View extraordinary and rare photographs of cheetahs in the wild, and learn about the problems facing the cheetah and the many reasons to hope for its future. Presented by Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, who has spent the last 20 years in Namibia, Africa, working to save this endangered big cat.

Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 pm. 

Admission is $5 at the door (free for Museum Members)

Sep
24
6:00 pm18:00

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. 

Sep
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 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

Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village Educational Panel Dedication Ceremony
Sep
20
10:00 am10:00

Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village Educational Panel Dedication Ceremony

  • Recreation Trail across from American Tin Cannery

Join the Heritage Society of Pacific Grove, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, the City of Pacific Grove,  and Gerry Low-Sabado, a fifth generation Pacific Grove Chinese Fishing Village descendant at the unveiling of an educational interpretive panel to mark the former Chinese Village site in Pacific Grove.

Saturday, September 20, 10am - 11am

Film: The Great Tidepool
Sep
18
6:30 pm18:30

Film: The Great Tidepool

A new short film, "The Great Tidepool," reveals where renowned marine biologist Ed Ricketts developed his scientific understanding of intertidal life and its interconnections. Gorgeous footage features the tidepools of Pacific Grove, while telling the story of Ricketts' role as a pioneer in the field of ecology. Filmmakers Steven and Mary Albert will present the film, followed by a discussion by local marine scientists.

Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 pm

Admission is $5 (free for Museum Members)

Sep
14
1:00 pm13:00

Introduction to Sketching Birds

Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw birds, but don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you just need a little help with details like feet and feathers? Join local illustrator and instructor Erin Hunter as she covers bird anatomy, sketching techniques and more. Registration is $35.00 for the class., and a materials list will be available upon registration. Ages 14 and up; all skill levels welcome. Class will be held at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. To register please call 831.648-5716, x 16, or email services@pgmuseum.org.

 

Sep
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 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

Sep
12
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Sep 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.

Sep
11
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Native Plant Society, Sep 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, September 11, 2014 - 7:00pm

Sep
9
6:00 pm18:00

Monterey Audubon Society, Sep Board Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

The Monterey Audubon Society's Board meeting is Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6pm. There is no Audubon lecture in September.

The next Audubon Society lecture is October 14, 7pm. This October meeting will feature nationally known bird photographer, Marie Read. Marie will take us on a journey exploring the birdlife of the Mono Lake Basin. Please check the Museum's October calendar for more details.

Sep
4
4:00 pm16:00

Teacher Open House

Come and find out what the PG Museum of Natural History has to offer you and your students this school year. From class visits to the Museum, citizen science trips to the beach and monarch sanctuary, kits you can check out for your classroom, to teacher professional development workshops - the Museum can help you reach your goals for science with your students.

Enjoy wine and snacks as you peruse our exhibits, explore objects and kits from our education collection, and meet with our education staff.

When: Thursday, September 4th, 2014, 4pm to 6pm, Drop in anytime during the event.

Where: Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Aug
30
11:00 am11:00

Science Saturday: Dinosaurs

Was Tyrannosaurus Rex a scavenger? Was a Triceratops a carnivore or herbivore? What is coprolite anyways? Discover the answer to these questions and more at this month's Science Saturday all about Dinosaurs! The Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society partner with the Museum to host this month's event. Touch real dinosaur fossils, play dino-themed games, and take home a prize from the prize wheel. Discover the dynamic world of dinosaurs!

Science Saturdays are FREE events, and Museum admission is FREE for everyone on the last Saturday of the month. Drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm to join in on the activities.

 Saturday, August 30 between 11 am and 3 pm

Aug
12
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Monterey Audubon Society, Aug 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.

Aug
8
Aug 13

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem & Mineral Society, Aug Meeting

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural

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.

Aug
6
6:00 pm18:00

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. 

Jul
28
Aug 1

Summer Camp: Engineering in Nature

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Engineering in Nature
How are some lizards able to walk on water? How do paper wasps nest work? Why do pine trees like fire? Discover the answers to these questions as more as we attempt to duplicate some of nature’s engineering marvels.

July 28 - August 1, 9am-3pm, $240 per Camper

Jul
26
11:00 am11:00

Science Saturday - Birds, Feathers, & Flight

  • Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

How do feathers help a bird fly?  What's the wingspan of a California Condor? Why do some birds have long bills while others have short, sharp beaks? Discover the answer to these questions and more at this month's Science Saturday!  Conduct experiments with bird feathers, see what it's like to eat like a bird, and make a bird window cling to take home and help protect birds in your neighborhood. There's a lot to explore during this day all about wings, nests, beaks, and birds!

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, July 26, between 11 am and 3 pm

Jul
11
7:00 pm19:00

Lecture: Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society, July 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 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.

Jul
7
Jul 11

Summer Camp: Art & Nature

Celebrate the beauty of art in nature! Explore the natural world of the Monterey Peninsula while photographing the wonders of the forest, painting a watercolor landscape at Lover’s Point, and making natural dyes from plants.

July 7 - July 11, 9am-3pm, $240 per Camper