An Interspecies Experience with Plant-generated Music


Sunday, April 7, 2019
2 p.m. - 5 p.m

Immersive plant music installation
Live sets by Nico Georis, Matt Baldwin and various plants

Experience the high strangeness of plant music—that is, plants that "sing". 

Using a biofeedback device (MIDI Sprout), Nico Georis created his new album of ambient plant music by translating the flow of electricity in plants into a flow of musical notes. Nico shares this strange and beautiful world of singing plants with the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History celebrating the release of his new record, titled Shirley Shirley Shirley

The event features an "interspecies collaboration" where Nico and fellow musician Matt Baldwin improvise live music with various flora. The show also features a plant music installation—where everyone can meander through the native garden and interact with several plants that generate music in real time.


2019 Smart Garden Fair

Saturday, April 13
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Monterey Bay Master Gardeners and Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History are excited to announce the return of Smart Garden Fair. The location of the fair is Jewell Park across from the museum, and will feature speakers, demos, a raffle, silent auction, a Master Gardener Marketplace, vendor booths and Master Gardener Plant Sale. Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History will also open their doors to the Native Plant Garden, where visitors of the fair may come to learn about the native plants growing in our region. The Monterey Bay Master Gardeners is a non-profit 502(c)(3) organization, whose mission is to educate the home gardener with research-based information in horticulture, pest management, and sustainable landscape practices.


Hardcore Natural History — The State of the Redwoods


Thursday, April 18, 2019
6:30 P.M. - 8 P.M.

With Dr. Emily Burns

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.

$5 Members Online$10 Non-members Online • $15 At The Door

Price includes a glass of wine from our Winery Partner, Bunter Spring Winery.

Enjoy dinner before or after the event and receive a complimentary appetizer with the order of an entrée.

Available before, beginning at 4:30p

Available after, beginning at 7:30p


Welcome to the 58th Annual Wildflower Show

Friday-Sunday, April 19-21
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For over half a century this Wildflower Show has been one of the largest on the Northern and Western Hemispheres with over 600 species and varieties of wildflowers. This is truly an event that generations of families can remember.

The Museum partners with the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) to hold this cherished annual event. Over 30 members of the Native Plant Society spend over a week scouring Monterey County and beyond collecting the finest specimens of wildflowers blooming that spring.

Botanists, garden enthusiasts, and people just looking for flowers they would like to plant in their gardens will all appreciate this comprehensive and spectacular array of wildflowers.