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165 Forest Ave
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
Enter at the corner of Forest and Central.


Museum admission is $8.95 for adults, $5.95 for youth, students, military (free for Monterey County residents)


Tuesday - Sunday, 10:00 - 5:00
Closed Mondays and holidays
(Also closed the first two weeks of September)

Contact info

(831) 648-5716




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Monterey County at the PPIE

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
May 01, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015

This temporary exhibition commemorates the centennial of the Panama Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), held in San Francisco to honor the opening of the Panama Canal. Monterey County sent several exhibits to the PPIE, and celebrated with a special day at the fair as well as a pageant.

The county’s exhibits promoted products from land and sea. Within the California Building, Monterey billed itself as “The Mission County.” Relics included a chair made from branches of a tree under which Junipero Serra gave his first sermon in Monterey. View this very chair, along with marine specimens that made their way to the museum after the fair had ended. Other objects on view include materials promoting Monterey abalone and sardines, seafood products launched at the PPIE.

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