Hours & Directions

The Museum, and Museum Store, are located blocks from the beach and a minute drive from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in beautiful historic downtown Pacific Grove. 


10 - 5, Tuesday - Sunday

3 - 7, Monday's during the summertime farmer's market (Memorial Day to Labor Day)

Closed for major holidays, please check our event calendar for holiday information.

The Museum will be closed Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day, Saturday, October 20th, to prepare for the 135th Anniversary Gala, Thursday, November 22nd, for the Thanksgiving holiday, Tuesday, December 25th, for the Christmas holiday, and Tuesday, January 1st, for New Years Day.


 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950



ADA Accessibility

The Museum is ADA accessible and a wheel chair is available upon request. 


Unlimited parking on two sides of Jewell Park, directly across the street from the front entrance of the Museum. Two-hour limit on Central Avenue and Grand Avenue. All day parking in parking lot on Forest Avenue on Saturday and Sunday only. Handicap parking is located on Forest Avenue parking lot (No parking lot city permit is required for the handicap parking space).

Directions from Highway 1

From Highway 1, North or South directions, take the Highway 68
West Exit. Stay in your right lane. This road turns into Forest
Avenue. Follow Forest for 1 block past Lighthouse Avenue. The
Museum is located at the corner of Forest and Central Avenues.


Monarch Sanctuary

Monarch butterflies overwinter in Pacific Grove every year from November through mid February. Pacific Grove's monarch overwintering site is located at 250 Ridge Road off of Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove. Museum sanctuary docents are available everyday during these months at the sanctuary from 12-3 to assist with monarch viewing. Admission is free with donations appreciated. Learn more about monarch viewing.