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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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Address: 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number: +1 831-648-5716
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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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Great little museum

I went to attend the wild flower show at the museum, which was great. I took the time to see the whole museum and found it very well presented. It has outdoor labelled garden and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Newmarket, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

They have gone from free and please give a donation to $9.00 per person. Really not worth the price. It is now run by the same people who run the "non-profit" aquarium.

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Newmarket, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I went to attend the wild flower show at the museum, which was great. I took the time to see the whole museum and found it very well presented. It has outdoor labelled garden and a life size gray whale out front.

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This turned out to be a great place to visit. The natural history of the area (Monterey Bay) was extensive, with an interesting display devoted to the butterflies that pass through and inhabit the area. There's even an exhibit with 600+ vials of colorful beach sand from all over the world. The local natural history is well covered and interesting,... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great exhibits especially the bird exhibit and the Chinese Village exhibit. Good place to take kids to painlessly learn about the local natural history and culture.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We walked from Cannery Row to this museum. A beautiful hike! The museum is small but packed with lots of info. Prepare to read a lot!!!! It was a decent amount of stuffed animals and then plenty of info on each of them. I rated this place "average" because I recently visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which also has the... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The restoration of this lighthouse is incredible. The volunteers are very passionate and knowledgeable. They made our visit very educational and ENTERTAINING. A do not miss site and definitely worth a donation to help with maintenance and restoration of this piece of maritime history.

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Pacific Grove, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Starting with the kid friendly giant whale statue out front this small museum has a lot to interest families.The displays add a dimension to your observations from life along the coast and there is a charming native plant garden that features a human sized "nest" the you won't be able to resist climbing into.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stumbled on this on a mother-daughter weekend away. First, no admission fee which is impressive these days. Second, the docents are very helpful and knowledgable. We loved the exhibits, especially the bird exhibit which was perfect for us to help identify birds we have seen on hikes around this area and beyond. The open area behind the museum is... More 

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Pleasanton, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

To really see the exhibits, give yourself 2 hours. If you don't, you won't get much out of it. There is a lot to read. It's interesting seeing and learning about local wildlife, etc.

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We always enjoy visiting our local museum and it's a great place to take friends that are visiting. Of course, we need our daily Sandy fix. The changing exhibits are always great, we loved the Monarch exhibits and of course, we love the gift store and garden.

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Additional Information about Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Address: Address: 165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Phone Number: +1 831-648-5716
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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