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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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definitelycozy museum a gem well informed, friendly staff......particularly Patricia in the gift shop She's a certified naturalist intimate and great for children

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

definitelycozy museum a gem well informed, friendly staff......particularly Patricia in the gift shop She's a certified naturalist intimate and great for children

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

One of the best small, local, natural history museums I've ever been to. Great specimen of birds and other wildlife! Friendly staff and take a picture with the whale! Fun place for families, couples, or solo.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great place to spend some time learning about history of local area. Well maintained and well run by the community. I think it used to be complimentary entry earlier. Great hangout for kids.

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Considered an expected community service by the giving folks of Pacific Grove, this little museum is a great stop for those young and old alike. Grab a coffee or smoothie up the street on Lighthouse and meander down to the museum where you can enjoy an hour exploring, then a nice rest in the park across the street before walking... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

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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