Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 - United States





To inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world.

We envision a community of curious minds, engaged in discovering the natural heritage and cultural legacy that exist today on the Central California Coast. The Museum is a catalyst for conservation and a valued learning resource in this region, facilitating active inquiry for all ages.

The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History inspires a diverse community to explore and conserve the natural and cultural wonders of the Central California Coast.

Who We Are
In 1883, our Museum opened its doors among the first wave of natural history museums in America. Naturalists of this era began a national tradition of hands-on science education and natural preservation. Over the past 130 years, the museum has grown from the seeds of these ideas into the award-winning institution it is today.


Nature Exchange: Visit from 10-12 and 1-3
Changes of Monterey County
Ohlone Basket Weaving
Collector's Gallery
Main Gallery with our famous bears
Sandy the Whale
Native Plant Garden with Jade Display

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