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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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Great place to take visitors

We always enjoy visiting our local museum and it's a great place to take friends that are visiting... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2014
Sara M S
Pacific Grove, California
outstanding museum

We always stop here when we vacation in Pacific Grove. They have wonderful stuffed birds, animals... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2014
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165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2612
+1 831-648-5716
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We always enjoy visiting our local museum and it's a great place to take friends that are visiting. Of course, we need our daily Sandy fix. The changing exhibits are always great, we loved the Monarch exhibits and of course, we love the gift store...More

Thank Sara M S
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We always stop here when we vacation in Pacific Grove. They have wonderful stuffed birds, animals, and marine life, that are easy to access and to look at. We even went to a free evening reception for the current exhibit of local paintings. Check it...More

Thank travelbunnystlouis
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The PG Museum of Natural History is a great little museum with lots of local themed exhibits, as well as special ones from farther away. Quite often they have special kids programs as well. A very nice book shop is open with all kinds of...More

Thank NatalieGray
Reviewed 9 March 2014

There are lots of displays of wildlife of the area, and some hands-on items for the children to handle. The staff are helpful and answer questions. Check out the whale's eyeball. Admission is free although they gladly accept donations.

Thank 1272skidoo
Reviewed 7 March 2014

We always seem to catch great changing exhibit when we are there. They really highlight aspects of the Monterey Bay Area. They have a small but excellent gift shop for picking up gifts for the kids at home. On top of all that it is...More

1  Thank Bay-Area-Grandma
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We randomly decided to check out this museum and we were glad we did! As other people have noted, what a nice surprise! For a small, local museum, they've definitely done a great job in putting the exhibits together! We will be back. Admission was...More

Thank Andrea W
PGMuseum, Community Outreach Manager at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, responded to this review

We're thrilled to hear you had such a great time at the Museum. Thank you for your support, donations support our programs and help other visitors have the same great experience you did.

Reviewed 27 February 2014

We stumbled upon this natural history museum while walking around Pacific Grove, during a B& B week-end. Very nice collection of local flora & fauna, and friendly docents to explain the history of the area. A nice way to spend a few leisurely hours.

Thank greenthumb2000
Reviewed 17 February 2014

free admission and various types of exhibits. it has a lot displays dealing with the monarch butterflies which are interesting. Also some good information on whales.

Thank larry155
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Don't miss this museum especially with children. There aren't too many museums that offer free admission anymore. There is plenty to learn and see at this attraction. Great exhibits and informed staff. However, be sure to leave a donation so that they can carry on...More

Thank Rose C
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Had GREAT time at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. As described it is a 'living personal field guide to the California Central Coast." Visitors are able to explore the wildlife, plants and geology of this truly unique region. The Museum's mission is "to...More

Thank XplorMor
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