S.F. Bay Area
Monterey and Area Attractions
— Museum of Natural History
— Pacific Grove Visitor Info Center
Pacific Grove Museum
of Natural History
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is located in downtown
on the Monterey Peninsula — about a five-minute walk
from Lovers Point and a 10-minute drive from Cannery Row.
Map of Pacific Grove
Museum of Natural History
Permanent exhibits at the museum feature native plants, animals,
geology, and aboriginal populations of Monterey County. A variety
of special temporary exhibits are also displayed throughout the
The Monterey County Birds exhibit contains 409 life-mounted
birds representing 291 species
Museum Gift Shop
Shop for natural history gifts, including books, posters, puzzles, games, toys,
puppets, minerals, fossils, and postcards.
The Museum Gift Shop is open Tues-Sat 10am-4:30pm.
— Visitor Information Center
— Chamber of Commerce
The Pacific Grove Visitor Information Center and Chamber of Commerce is located
across from the museum (on the corner of Central and Forest Avenues), just
from Lovers Point.
Closed on major holidays
The museum is located at the corner of Forest and Central Avenues
(one block down from Lighthouse Avenue and two blocks up from Lover's
Street Parking is available.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural
During the overwintering season (Oct thru' Feb), Butterfly Docents (provided
by the Pacific Grove Museum
of Natural History) are on site at the nearby Monarch
Grove Butterfly Sanctuary — daily from 12 noon-3pm to welcome visitors
and answer questions about the Monarch Butterflies.
The sanctuary is a FUN
place to visit, especially if you like butterflies.
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