Who We Are

In 1883, our Museum opened its doors among the first wave of natural history museums in America. 

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Naturalists of this era, such as John Muir and Louis Aggasiz, began a national tradition of hands-on science education and nature preservation. The Museum has continued this tradition for 130 years. 

What is Natural History?

Our Museum is part of the rebirth of Natural History. Get inspired by the leading naturalists in America. Thank you Natural Histories Project

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Fewer than 5% of American museums have earned accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Hear AAM President Ford congratulate the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History for earning re-accreditation for 42 continuous years.