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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2612
+1 831-648-5716
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Butterflies, Birds, Bears & Much More

What a sleeper! This well-maintained, active, and varied museum has traditional cases with a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
San Diego, California
Nice museum with local knowledge of wildlife.

Lots of stuffed animals and knowledge of the local wildlife. Good for a quick stop to learn more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas G
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2612
+1 831-648-5716
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a sleeper! This well-maintained, active, and varied museum has traditional cases with a modern twist. For example, in the bird room there is a modern steel hummingbird tree sculpture set amidst the stuffed bird cases. Upstairs there's a corner with baskets where you can...More

Thank GlobalGypsy_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of stuffed animals and knowledge of the local wildlife. Good for a quick stop to learn more about the area.

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

It's a great museum a lot of fun you need about a couple of hours to check it out it's great for families that have kids they have a lot of fun.

Thank valantino n
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I spent a little time here while visiting a friend in Pacific Grove. While old, it is well maintained, and a great place to learn about the local ecology. It's great to see that small, local museum's like this still exist. Do support the local...More

Thank Kintasays
Reviewed 20 June 2017

If you'd like to understand the history, flora and fauna of the Pacific Grove area this is great place to visit.

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Speaking as a tourist this museum has everything within it that you need to know about the Pacific Grove area, you can even stroke a Sea Otter pelt. If you are the least bit interested in the local flora and fauna I would recommend a...More

Thank PJH8RN
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Wow. Great museum. Well staffed by intelligent volunteers. It was a wonderful rainy day visit for us. I appreciated the displays of early life for Chinese fishermen. Many stuffed animals with descriptions. Small admission charge, well worth it. Not the highest rating for TripAdvisor fans,...More

Thank Tommy M
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This museum is a great spot for local bird and wildlife lovers. The exhibits are pretty extensive and are great for lovers of these areas. The place is two stories with a garden area at the rear filled with local fauna. Admission is very reasonable....More

Thank terry k
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Their bird exhibit was especially fine. When I was out at Lovers' Point, I thought I heard the sound of an oystercatcher. I asked the docent at the museum whether oystercatchers are in the area and he said "Yes". How nice to find someone with...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This museum has a lot of information on the local flora and fauna. Pacific Grove is winter home to the Monarch butterfly and the museum does a good job talking about the Monarch's place in our environment. Do not miss the little native plants garden...More

Thank Andrea G
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