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Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History

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.
The Museum's mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world.

This Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Monarchs Come Home Exhibition Now Open!

Find out about the miraculous and unique annual cycle of western monarch butterflies, which includes a winter migration to California’s Central Coast. Highlights of this exhibition include real specimens, amazing videos, vintage artifacts, a "cabinet of curiosities," and multiple hands-on opportunities--all wrapped in the most up-to-date scientific knowledge and artistic presentation.