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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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It's a great museum a lot of fun you need about a couple of hours to check it out it's great for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
valantino n
Pebble Beach, California
via mobile
What a Cool Little Museum

I spent a little time here while visiting a friend in Pacific Grove. While old, it is well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-2612
+1 831-648-5716
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 21 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 16 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
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We finally visited the museum after more than a decade of passing by. This is a great place for birders, as there is an enormous collection of coastal taxidermy. I finally got to see may species close up--sad they're stuffed. though.

Thank Lucy L
Reviewed 23 September 2016

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.)

Thank VickiG95340
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