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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 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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Interesting Museum and Priced Right

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Merced
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306 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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 stars Reviewed July 26, 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 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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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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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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