The Museum is honored to partner with the following organizations to achieve a collective impact on the Central Coast communities.

  • City of Pacific Grove
    The Museum is in a strategic public/private partnership with the City of Pacific Grove enabling the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History to forward the Museum's mission for the benefit of this generation and generations to come.
  • Bureau of Land Management 
    The Museum is a BLM Gateway Partner for the California Coastal National Monument, promoting education regarding the more than 20,000 rocks, islands, exposed reefs, and pinnacles along the 1,100 miles of California's coast.  The scenic beauty and important wildlife habitat within the Monument are protected by the Bureau of Land Management.

  • NOAA and the National Marine Sanctuaries
    The Museum is part of NOAA's LiMPETS Network. The Museum serves as the LiMPETS Coordinator for the entire Monterey Bay region. 

  • University of California Cooperative Extension
    The Museum is the selected partner to provide the California Naturalist Program for Monterey County.
  • California Department of Education, California Environmental Educators Consortium
    The Museum is a strategic partner of the California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) which is administered by the California Department of Education. 
  • Council for Environmental Education
    The Museum is the selected partner for Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Santa Clara Counties to deliver and support the Project WILD curriculum for the Council for Environmental Education. Project WILD links students and wildlife through its mission to provide wildlife-based conservation and environmental education that fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources. 
  • Science Illustration Program, CSUMB Extension
    Strategic partner with Science Illustration at CSUMB Extended Education showcasing student work in the annual Illustrating Nature.
  • CSUMB Service Learning Institute
    SUMB service learners contribute significantly to Museum operations and special projects.
  • Monterey Audubon Society
    A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1943, the Monterey Audubon Society assists the Museum with subject matter expertise supporting exhibits, programs, and supporting public questions regarding birds. Enjoy one their free monthly member meetings at the Museum the second Tuesday of each month.
  • Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society
    This local chapter partners with the Museum to present the Annual Wildflower Show. Enjoy one of their free monthly member meetings at the Museum the second Thursday of each month.
  • Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
    The Museum is partnering with Return of the Natives and the Arts Council for Monterey County to provide an engaging science and arts program for fifth graders in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District. Through this partnership, students will have the opportunity to learn about native plants and pollinators while installing a native plant garden on their elementary school campus.
  • Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District
    The Museum is working with the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District to deliver watershed science programming for area 3rd-5th grade students. 
  • Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Centers
    The Museum partners with the Chamber on a variety of meetings and events in the community. Their Web page offers a comprehensive calendar of events for the Pacific Grove area.

  • Carmel Valley Gem and Mineral Society
    Strategic partner including providing the Fossil Science Saturday. Enjoy one their free monthly member meetings at the Museum the second Friday of each month.
  • Sustainable PG
    Holds monthly member meetings at the Museum the second Thursday of each month.