Facility Rentals

Anniversaries ~ Reunions ~ Graduations ~ Meetings ~ Workshops ~ Holiday Parties

Enjoy this non-traditional venue for your event with family, friends or associates. With a variety of options, both outdoor and indoor, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will make your occasions memorable and unique. Weddings, receptions, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, corporate events and meetings, birthday parties, bridal/ baby showers, and more. Contact our event specialist to schedule a site visit and we can begin planning your perfect event. ADA accessible.

  • Entire Facility Rental: Rent the entire museum including the galleries, garden, and kitchen preparation areas for a large party or celebration. Up to 140 capacity.

  • Bird Gallery: Large auditorium, audio/visual with large screen available. Up to 140 guests

  • Main Gallery Wing: The main gallery boasts beautiful hardwood floors with an upper mezzanine and includes side galleries. Up to 140 guests

  • Native Plant Garden with Education Room: Our central coast Native Plant Garden is an ideal setting for small weddings, or outdoor gathering. Includes the use of the adjacent Education Room. Up to 75 guests 

Bird Gallery


This room has a capacity of 140 persons seated theater style, or about 70 for dining.  

One microphone with a podium is available. Two projection screens (one on either side of the room), a projector, and wireless connectivity is also available.  

Downstairs education room & garden

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Education Room

The Museum's Education Room and Garden are the perfect spaces for more intimate events. These rentals are the perfect spaces events with 50 people or less. For smaller weddings, meetings, baby showers, workshops, or casual gatherings, these options are ideal.

Native Plant Garden layout.

Native Plant Garden layout.

Main Gallery Wing


The Main Gallery Wing option has a capacity of 140 people, 70 seated for dining. It is best suited for large parties or special events. Includes the main gallery, mezzanine and adjacent gallery spaces.


Museum floor plan excluding floating exhibits.

Museum floor plan excluding floating exhibits.

How to book

Please fill out the booking request below and the event coordinator will be in contact to finalize your reservation. Feel free to contact Julia Brooker with any questions, 831-648-5716 ex 16 or brooker@pgmuseum.org.

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