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Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History Offers Unique Summer camp Experiences for Curious children

Searching for a summer camp experience where your child can explore their curiosities and revel in the discovery and wonderment of the natural world?


Pacific Grove, CA, February 10, 2020 - Searching for a summer camp experience where your child can explore their curiosities and revel in the discovery and wonderment of the natural world?

Look no further than the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean’s rocky coastline and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary teeming with life.

A typical day for summer camp explorers includes exploration of the Museum, inside and outside activities and nature walks. Camps at PGMHH provide unique hands-on activities that are difficult to find anywhere else. With small camp sizes and our staff of experienced Museum educators, your camper will have fun learning all week long!

The 2020 camp weeks including the following:

Week 1 (June 1-5) — Backyard Buddies! (pre-K-second)

Are you wild about wildlife? Join us as we sharpen our sleuthing and scouting skills on an unforgettable animal adventure. We will habitat hop to solve mammal mysteries through crafts, stories and games. Exploring Earth’s environments and its amazing animals has never been so much fun.

Week 2 (June 8-12) — HerStory (grades 3-5)

Did you know that Pacific Grove had a woman mayor who was also a scientist, and that the Museum’s first curator was a woman? This girls-only week will be led by women scientists and special guests. We will explore the lives of fabulous and fearless heroines of the past and present — and inspire girls to be one of the future. We will have a tidepooling excursion to Lovers Point.

Week 3 (June 15-19) — Beetles, Butterflies and Spiders. Oh My! (pre-K-second)

It’s a bug’s world out there! Grab your magnifying glass and become an expert insect detective as we investigate these interesting invertebrates and winged wonders. We will spend an incredible week slithering, squirming, wiggling and worming our way into insect discoveries with crafts, stories and games.

Week 4 (June 22-26) — Destination Dinosaur (pre-K-second)

We are going on a fossil hunt and you are invited! An adventurous week of uncovering puzzles of the prehistoric past and discovering dinosaurs. This is a once-in-a-million-year adventure you won’t want to miss.

Week 5 (July 6-10) — Ocean Expedition (pre-K-second)

Take a deep dive into the science of the sea with this coastal camp. We will explore the animals that are between Pacific tides as we journey to the incredible underwater world where stories of the sea will come to the surface. Come discover the wonders of the open ocean and deep-sea discovery through games, stories and crafts. We will log our expedition in our keepsake explorers journals.

Week 6 (July 13-17) — Field Biologists (grades 3-5)

Calling all wildlife and plant enthusiasts. This week will be your field guide to the Central Coast. We will navigate through nature, scientifically illustratrate our surroundings, and explore the connection between the land and the sea.

Week 7 (July 20-24) — Water Wonders (pre-K-second)

Come escape the summer heat or fog by exploring the wonderful world of water. During this watery week we will wade our way through wonders of waterways, weather and coastal curiosities. We will work to solve the mysteries behind water’s journey through crafts, water play and stories.

Week 8 (July 27-31) — Creative Cubs: Art Adventures and Science Storytellers (pre-K-second)

Discover the art of nature through week of adventures, science storytelling and creative crafting. We will spend time painting a picture of the natural beauty we see around us as well as exploring our connections to nature through crafts, songs, stories and games.

Summer camp costs range from $345 for non-family level members and $295 for family members and above. For more information, call (831) 648-5716, email or visit

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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Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901

Phone: (831) 747-7455