History that’s living in the moment
Stunning monarchs. Endless birdlife. Vivid wildflowers. Rockstar geology. Wow-worthy whales.
Pacific Grove’s landmark museum opened in 1883, the same year as did the Brooklyn Bridge, making it one of the country’s oldest of its kind. But its deep diversity of unique Central Coast creatures, pioneering science and interactivity make it as current as ever.
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? Would you like to learn about the amazing and unique ecology of California? If so, become a certified California Naturalist!
Published by Arcadia Publishing as part of their Images of America series, the book will be released on Monday, April 23rd. It will be available in the Museum’s gift store and bookstores across the Peninsula. Patrick will sign copies of the book at the Museum on Thursday, April 26th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Artists will learn to stitch and create felt wildflowers. Add them to clothing, bags, coats, hair ties, or even make a stuffy!
Prepare for time-travel during this prehistoric Science Saturday, when we set our sights on the age of the dinosaurs. We will explore fossils, footprints, and more as we learn what made the dinosaurs so successful, and also what led to their extinction. We are honored to host USGS Emeritus Scientist, Ed Clifton, for a series of talks about dinosaurs during this special event. As always, admission to Science Saturday is free, and the event runs from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Join us over a drink as we explore the Museum’s native plant garden. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our local flora and the skills to draw them. Instructor Liana Vitousak will guide you through the basics of plant identification and recording what you see through field sketches and notes. Two pints of locally brewed beer included with registration.