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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
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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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Lovely Local Natural History Museum, Somewhat Pricey for Out-of-County Families

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael L
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Benicia, California
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Benicia, California
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Puyallup, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Small, has some interesting information on the local area. Great for people who are interested in the local birds!

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Atwater, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Museum was hosting a Kids Day. Lots of history and interactive displays. We enjoyed the native birds display and the history of the monarch butterfly.

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Monterey, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This little museum is small, but very nice for what it is. I probably could have spent more time there, but my 3yo and 5yo were DONE after about an hour, so I wouldn't count on entertaining little ones here for long (it's probably better suited for upper elementary ages and up). My 5yo did enjoy completing the little scavenger... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We just "stumbled" on this museum, but it was a wonderful "hidden gem". One of the largest bird collections I have ever seen. Passionate folks to provide more detail about the displays, when requested. Also remarkable, a display of over 700 sands/soils in small test tubes collected from all over the world.

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Santa Rosa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We went not expecting much but what a great find. Lots of interesting history, animals, etc. Great for adults and kids.

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We enjoyed strolling through the museum and learning about all the unique birds and plants. Very well done and full of beautiful sights!

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

My young daughters and I just adore this fun & interactive museum where they really welcome children

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My daughter and her indulged, precocious daughter came for a week of rain and loved it here! I was a little nervous because this child is accustomed to the bigger museums in Sacramento and Seattle. She is a super active 4+ years and goes for 12+ hours! She likes ACTIVE museums and does not like watching movies etc. I need... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Museum is pretty small but very well put together. We really enjoyed the bird taxidermy room- makes ID'ing birds seen in the wild very easy. Also loved the sand from around the world. Very cool place!

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