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.
Explore the sweet-side of science as Science Saturday turns its attention to Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives.
Learn about the story of local steelhead trout, a threatened fish that has had to struggle to survive in a changing environment. Discover the amazing journey of the steelhead from stream to sea and back again and explore some ways to help protect steelhead and the water resources they depend on for survival in a river near you. FREE
The Monterey Bay Master Gardeners and Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History are excited to announce the return of Smart Garden Fair.
The Junior Naturalist Club will explore the world of seaweeds. The club will welcome Dr. Jeffrey Hughey (Biology Professor at Hartnell College) as members embark on a seaweed excursion. Learn about seaweeds in the Museum's classroom, search for specimens at nearby Lover's Point Beach, experiment with seaweed pressing, and finish by tasting one of the delicious products of these fascinating algae.
Join Museum educators at Northridge Mall as they share the wonders of our local natural history. This month return to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. There will be fun hands-on activities for learners of all ages and free of charge.
Dr Emily Burns, lead scientist of the Save the Redwoods League, will be presenting an overview of the current status of the Coastal Redwood population. She will explore not only the whole population, but focus on our population of redwoods in the Santa Lucia range. Using recent research, she will show how the current tree populations are responding to climate change along our central coast.