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.
Prepare for time-travel during this prehistoric Science Saturday, when we set our sights on the age of the dinosaurs. We will explore fossils, footprints, and more as we learn what made the dinosaurs so successful, and also what led to their extinction.
The Museum invites you to attend the free opening reception for the 2019 Illustrating Nature exhibit.
Each year the Museum partners with the prestigious Science Illustration Program at CSUMB Extended Education to present art in the service of science. View artwork by the program's graduating students, who are sought after by scientific institutions and publications around the world.
The 2019 Walk of Remembrance, honoring the lives of early Chinese-American settlers
Join this program for a hands-on geology lesson as participants explore the three main rock types and learn about how each is formed. Students will learn the difference between a rock and a mineral, and will also have a chance to view museum specimens under a microscope in free of charge event.
During the event, nature lovers will see and learn about these amazing birds and the gardens that host and support them.
Join Museum educators at Northridge Mall as they share the wonders of our local natural history. This month we will be getting wild with water — rivers, lakes, oceans, oh my! There will be fun hands-on activities for learners of all ages, free of charge.