Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Hosts Exciting, Informative Events for Both Children and Adults from June through July 2019

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  • (1888PressRelease) June 08, 2019 - Pacific Grove, CA - The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has a number of fun and informative events for both children and adults on tap for June through July 2019.

    Here are the events scheduled so far for June -July 2019. Events are held at the Museum, except where noted, at 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove.

    Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 9, 2019 2nd Annual Monterey Bay Jade Festival

    The Monterey Bay Jade Festival is an annual gathering of jade vendors, enthusiasts, artisans and collectors with a common interest for the world of jade. This year’s event will take place at Monterey Bay Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940

    Friday, June 7 from 1:00pm-7:00pm

    Saturday, June 8 from 10:00am-6:00pm

    Sunday, June 9 from 10:00am-4:00pm

    Thursday, June 13, 2019 Hardcore Natural History Series

    6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Join us for a conversation about one teenager’s personal project to clean the oceans in our area. Alex Weber and her father Mike have been free diving off the coast for some time. A few years ago, Alex was struck by the number of golf balls that littered the ocean floor around Pebble Beach. Alarmed by what that addition of plastic might do to the ecosystem, she took on a personal crusade to clean the ocean floor around Pebble Beach. At HNH, we’ll be hearing more about her journey, the scientific paper she has published, and how this one project is reshaping policy and the ocean ecosystems along our coast.

    $5 Members Online • $10 Non-members Online • $15 At The Door

    Thursday, June 20, 2019


    Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

    As we wrap up Volunteer Month, we want to celebrate our volunteers who help keep the museum running! We could not do it without you, and to show our appreciation, we invite our volunteers to the museum for Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. We will have a raffle for prizes and will be giving out awards for an evening our volunteers will not want to miss!

    Friday, June 28, 2019 False Food Exhibition Opening Reception

    False Food seeks to bring awareness to plastic pollution and the imperiled ecosystem through a presentation of plastic artifacts, fatally ingested by albatross, in aesthetically constructed images. With False Food, Jerry Takigawa creates paradoxical beauty that sustains the dialogue about a tragedy of our own making. This exhibit will run from Friday, June 28 through Sunday, September 15, 2019 in the museum’s Special Exhibit Gallery.

    Saturday, June 29, 2019 Junior Naturalist Excursion

    Moss Landing Marine Labs

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Junior Naturalist Club will head to Moss Landing for its June excursion to pay a visit to the famous Moss Landing Marine Labs. The club will be treated to guided tours of the MLML museum and laboratory spaces while learning about the cutting edge science and rich history of this Monterey Bay icon. The tours will start at 10:00 am. Junior Naturalist Club Membership required.

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 Hardcore Natural History

    The Plastic Link in the Agriculture Supply Chain

    6:30pm - 8pm

    Daniella Russo and Greg Baxter are the co-founders of Think Beyond Plastic, the leader of a global multidisciplinary effort to identify and commercialize upstream innovations that eliminate plastic pollution, with focus on innovative product delivery systems. At Hardcore Natural History, they'll be discussing their work in agricultural supply chains in our area.

    $5 Members Online • $10 Non-members Online • $15 At The Door

    Saturday, July 20, 2019 Junior Naturalist Excursion

    10am - 12pm

    Garland Ranch

    The Junior Naturalist Club will head back to the Carmel Valley for its July excursion, where we'll be joined by the Museum's Watershed Guardians Coordinator, Matt McConnell, for an exploration of the Carmel River and its many inhabitants. We'll 'fish' for macroinvertebrates and hike a gentle loop trail while learning about watersheds and the importance of clean, cool rivers. Junior Naturalist Club Membership required.

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 Member Event


    With Pacific Grove’s notorious summer fog rolling in, we welcome museum members to join us inside our Bird Gallery for a special presentation of the documentary “Big Sur Fog: The Science and the History”. This will be followed by a Q&A discussion with Director and Writer Steven and Mary Albert.

    For more information on Museum events, call (831) 648-5716, email admin ( @ ) pgmuseum dot org or go to the website at www dot pgmuseum dot org dot

    About the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
    In 1883, our museum opened its doors among the first wave of natural history museums in America. Naturalists of this era, such as John Muir And Louis Aggasiz, began a national tradition of hands-on science education and nature preservation. The museum has continued this tradition for 130 years. The museum’s mission is to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world. It envisions a community of curious minds, engaged in discovering the natural heritage and cultural legacy that exist today on the Central California Coast. The Museum is a catalyst for conservation and a valued learning resource in this region, facilitating active inquiry for all ages.

    Marci Bracco Cain
    Chatterbox PR
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 747-7455

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