Plan Your Visit
The museum is located iblocks from the beach and a minute drive from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
10 - 5, Tuesday - Sunday;
Closed Mondays and holidays.
Admission: FREE. Suggested donation is $3 per person; $5 per family.
The Museum Store carries an assortment of affordable souvenirs, birthday presents, and items that reflect the local landscape and local artists. Museum Store Hours are 10 - 4, Tuesday - Saturday.
Monarch Grove Sanctuary:
Monarch butterflies overwinter in Pacific Grove every year from November through mid February. Pacific Grove's monarch overwintering site is located on Ridge Road off of Lighthouse Avenue in downtown Pacific Grove. Museum sanctuary docents are available everyday during these months at the sanctuary from 12-3 to assist with monarch viewing. Admission is free with donations appreciated.
Click to see how many monarchs were observed in the sanctuary this week.
Class Field Trips: The Museum provides free class field trips and programs for schools. For more information on how your Museum supports teachers and students visit this website's Education page.
Groups of 14 or more visiting the museum or the monarch sanctuary require advance reservations.
For reservations, call (831) 648-5716 x17.
Museum Address: 165 Forest Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. The Museum is located at the corner of Forest Avenue and Grand Avenue in beautiful dowtown Pacific Grove.
Unlimited parking on three sides of Jewell Park, directly across the street from the front entrance of the Museum.
90-minute limit on Forest Avenue.
Two-hour limit on Central Avenue and Grand Avenue.
Directions from Highway 1:
From Highway 1, North or South directions, take the Highway 68
West Exit. Stay in your right lane. This road turns into Forest
Avenue. Follow Forest for 1 block past Lighthouse Avenue. The
Museum is located at the corner of Forest and Central Avenues.
Contact Us: (831) 648-5716