PG Natural History Museum lists March events

PACIFIC GROVE, CA. (February 2019) — The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has a number of fun and informative events for both children and adults on tap for March 2019.

The calendar for March includes seminars, member events, hikes, field trips, receptions, teacher training workshops, night-time events and volunteer orientations.

Here’s a chronologically rundown for events in March, 2019, at the museum, located at 165 Forest Ave., in Pacific Grove.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Member Event — Group Hike Through Big Creek Reserve

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Come explore the University of California Santa Cruz Natural Reserves that supports scientific research and hands-on training to university students in the ecological and environmental sciences, not normally open to the public without reservation!

Tour starts at 10 a.m. with docent Mark Readdie and involves a 4-hour, 3-mile loop hike on single-track footpaths with an elevation gain of 1,000 feet. There are two narrow footbridge creek crossings. All guests should come prepared with a water container, food, layered clothing and the requisite personal gear for a rugged hike in steep terrain. Weather and temperatures can be changeable. All participants will be expected to stay together and enjoy various natural history stops incorporated into the tour. Come prepared to adhere to a leave-no-trace policy. Members to meet by 10 a.m. at 58801 Highway 1, Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve, Big Sur, CA 93920. Breakfast snacks included.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Night Owl Series presents “Hoot & Holler”

7-9:30 p.m.

This high-flying event features live owls hootin’, whiskey hoo-hoo cocktails, Alvarado Street Brewery craft beers, savory eats, live music, a “craft beer, beer craft,” plus a competition and prize to the best owl call of the night. Your proceeds to this fundraiser go towards funding our educational programs and supports our mission to inspire wonder, discovery, and stewardship of our natural world. Ticket prices include two food tickets, and one adult beverage ticket. Must be 21 and over. $29 members online, $39 non-members online, $49 at the door.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 

Hardcore Natural History Series: Unearthing the California Grizzly

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Explore the natural history of the now-extinct California grizzly with Dr. Alexis M. Mychajliw. Her current work includes researching bone fragments of grizzly bears and using the results to get an idea of their behavior, diet, and where they lived here in California — using the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History’s specimens as part of her research. Ticket prices are as follows: $5 members online, $10 non-members online, $15 at the door.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Bees, Wasps, Honey, And Hives Science Saturday

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Explore the sweet-side of science as Science Saturday turns its attention to Bees, Wasps, Honey, and Hives. Do all bees make honey? How do you tell a wasp from a bee? Do all bees sting? Find the answers to all of your buzzing questions as you complete a craft, taste honey, and learn about some of our most important local pollinators. Free.

For more information on all events at the museum, call (831) 648-5716, email or go to the website at

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.

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