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2020 Night Owl: Prehistoric Party
March 14, 2020
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.
Despite southern sea otter population growth since 1911, otters are faced with increasing challenges to their survival. One of the largest obstacles they face is a disease caused by the thorny-headed worm, a parasite known by scientists as an acanthocephalan.
Join us as we slither into the magical world of bats, spiders, and snakes. Learn about these amazing (and important!) animals as you visit fun and educational stations throughout the Museum.
Every Winter an incredible diversity of thousands of birds migrates south along the California Coast and the Monterey Audubon Society's SeaWatch initiative works to catalog the number and species that travel past our beautiful bay. Paul Fenwick of SeaWatch will join us as we discover more about some of the amazing species that will fill our skies this holiday season!
Donna Wobber, Monterey Bay Jade Festival board member and wife of the late artist Don Wobber, takes us on his journey through Jade Cove and his incredible art with this alluring stone.
View live butterflies up close, migrate like a monarch, and learn how to garden with butterflies in mind. You can help our visiting monarchs by taking home your very own native wildflower pot!