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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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Address: 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2612
Phone Number: +1 831-648-5716
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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The Pacific Grove Museum is your living personal field guide to the...

The Pacific Grove Museum is your living personal field guide to the California Central Coast. Explore the birds and wildlife, plants, geology and cultural richness that make this region unique in the world. Its mission is to inspire discover, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. This Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.

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Small but Packed Full

This museum has a lot of information on the local flora and fauna. Pacific Grove is winter home to the Monarch butterfly and the museum does a good job talking about the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has a lot of information on the local flora and fauna. Pacific Grove is winter home to the Monarch butterfly and the museum does a good job talking about the Monarch's place in our environment. Do not miss the little native plants garden in the court yard. If you are traveling with children, check out their education events... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We finally visited the museum after more than a decade of passing by. This is a great place for birders, as there is an enormous collection of coastal taxidermy. I finally got to see may species close up--sad they're stuffed. though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We walked from our inn to the museum. We found it extremely interesting with all the marine life and other wild life from the area. It's a good museum to tour, especially for children. The price is reasonable also ($8.95 for non members/visitors.)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

First time I visited, (I LOVE museums), spent almost all day, took a break for lunch, places close by. and had a new way of looking at how things went together to make Pacific Grove and Monterery.

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Thank Ted B
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

My husband and I were in Pacific Grove for a vacation. We were walking around town and came across the Museum. It was full of the history of Pacific Grove. Well worth the time..

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Thank L R
New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a small but well done local natural history museum. We decided unexpectedly to check it out after a morning of touring Pacific Grove. Adult admission is $8.95 as of this writing. The museum is on two floors and has a small outdoor garden. Inside the museum the most impressive and interesting items are the many stuffed animals and... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

For our tiny enclave of Pacific Grove, this is a wonderful attraction to have. I initially went to learn about the birds of prey (California Condor, Turkey Vultures, along with other small water foul ALL over the bay. I wanted to learn about the wildlife I was seeing. Besides the aquarium (for sea life), this is the next best thing... More 

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McArthur, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum. The exhibits are creative and informative. The docent, Marc, was extremely friendly and even gave us a map if other local attractions.

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Carmel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My family and I make this our destination when our grandchildren come to town. The displays are an excellent representation of our local animals in Monterey County. Excellent visuals on our Monarch butterflys that nest here during the winter. Also have movies on various animals, wildlife in our area,

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Benicia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The PG Museum of Natural History has a terrific collection of California Coastal birds, as well as other local fauna. The museum is small, but can easily span two hours for a family to peruse. Be sure to pick up the scavenger hunt page for children, and take the time to watch the monarch videos. There is a small outside... More 

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