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“Great place to go with or without kids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
+1 831-648-5716
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Type: Natural History Museums
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Owner description: 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.
Turlock, California
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great place to go with or without kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012 via mobile

We were staying in Pacific Grove and stumbled upon this place. Our granddaughter fell in love with "Sandy" the whale out front. The price is right FREE admission. Not really too big but full of interesting birds, butterfly exhibit, and other animals. In the back there is a "dig" for kids to find fossils to keep. Their gift store was great with lots of great items at reasonable prices. Spent maybe an hour total there. We highly recommend this place as a stop.

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Monterey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Great place to stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Excellent bird exhibit and very good rotating exhibits, thus check their web site to see what the focus is while you are in town.

Visited March 2012
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Monterey, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Perennial Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Every school in Monterey County schedules a visit to this wonderful, locally valuable museum (and I remember chaperoning said trip with my child almost 20 years ago!).

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“This place is a treasure for the nature nerd!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

If you are interested in nature at all, or have children who are, you just must stop here on your trip.

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Berkeley
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“I love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

It's not the National Museum but their local peninsula exhibit is very interesting. The real show is the special exhibits. Local artist and craft people, the local historic fishing fleet, etc.
Don't miss the native plant garden in back.

Visited June 2012
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