History that’s living in the moment
Stunning monarchs. Endless birdlife. Vivid wildflowers. Rockstar geology. Wow-worthy whales.
Pacific Grove’s landmark museum opened in 1883, the same year as did the Brooklyn Bridge, making it one of the country’s oldest of its kind. But its deep diversity of unique Central Coast creatures, pioneering science and interactivity make it as current as ever.
As we wrap up Volunteer Month, we want to celebrate our volunteers who help keep the museum running! We could not do it without you, and to show our appreciation, we invite our volunteers to the museum for Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. We will have a raffle for prizes and will be giving out awards for an evening our volunteers will not want to miss!
False Food seeks to bring awareness to plastic pollution and the imperiled ecosystem through a presentation of plastic artifacts, fatally ingested by albatross, in aesthetically constructed images. With False Food, Jerry Takigawa creates paradoxical beauty that sustains the dialogue about a tragedy of our own making. This exhibit will run from Friday, June 28 through Sunday, September 15, 2019 in the museum’s Special Exhibit Gallery.
The Junior Naturalist Club will head to Moss Landing for its June excursion to pay a visit to the famous Moss Landing Marine Labs. The club will be treated to guided tours of the MLML museum and laboratory spaces while learning about the cutting edge science and rich history of this Monterey Bay icon. The tours will start at 10:00 am. Junior Naturalist Club Membership required.
Daniella Russo and Greg Baxter are the co-founders of Think Beyond Plastic, the leader of a global multidisciplinary effort to identify and commercialize upstream innovations that eliminate plastic pollution, with focus on innovative product delivery systems. At Hardcore Natural History, they'll be discussing their work in agricultural supply chains in our area.
The Junior Naturalist Club will head back to the Carmel Valley for its July excursion, where we'll be joined by the Museum's Watershed Guardians Coordinator, Matt McConnell, for an exploration of the Carmel River and its many inhabitants. We'll 'fish' for macroinvertebrates and hike a gentle loop trail while learning about watersheds and the importance of clean, cool rivers. Junior Naturalist Club Membership required.
With Pacific Grove’s notorious summer fog rolling in, we welcome museum members to join us inside our Bird Gallery for a special presentation of the documentary “Big Sur Fog: The Science and the History”. This will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Director and Writer Steven and Mary Albert.