The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History has a number of fun and informative events for both children and adults on tap for the first two months of 2018.
The calendar for January and February includes Junior Naturalist Club Excursions, Science Saturdays, and the adults-only Night Owl series.
Junior Naturalist Club Excursions: 7:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, is the first meeting of the Junior Naturalist Club, as it explores the PG Monarch Sanctuary and learn how to count overwintering butterflies. These special excursions are usually reserved for Junior Naturalist Club members, however, this first excursion is complimentary and open to children ages 7-13. The club will meet at 7:30 a.m. and will finish counting at 9 a.m. To sign up, visit or call the Museum and ask to be added to the Junior Naturalist Club email list. Club membership is $25.
Science Saturdays are family-friendly events that have a variety of hands-on science activities for guests of all ages to participate in. Admission is free for all on Science Saturdays, the last Saturday of the month, during the school year.
Science Saturday: “Amazing Migrations” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, and features a peek into the fantastic world of wildlife migration. There will also be a celebration of Sandy the Whale's birthday, with an appearance by Larry Foster, the artist who made Sandy, for a talk and Q & A about the beloved whale on the Museum's front porch. Kids and adults alike can learn the stories of local migrators while completing a craft, activities, and games throughout the museum.
The Night Owl series kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, with “Night Owl: Stranger Things of Natural History,” an exploration of the strange forms that life takes, from unusual creatures that gave rise to folktales and mythological beasts to the puzzle presented when classifying mysterious creatures.
Tickets are $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers, available at www.pgmuseum.org, or $15 at the door. Please have your ID ready at the door. This adults-
18-and-older event features live music from Big Sur new-folk band Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us, food from Wedos Tacos and drinks from Venus Spirits. Bar proceeds from the evening go to support the preservation of the Museum’s collection.
Science Saturday: “Animal Athletes” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. This highest jumping, fastest flying, strongest biting Science Saturday of the year focuses on the Olympians in the animal kingdom. From falcons to mountain lions, and beetles to beavers, every athlete has a story to tell. Join other science buffs for crafts, activities, and science as everyone sprints, jumps, and dives into the world of Animal Athletes.
For more information on all events at the museum, call (831) 648-5716, email email@example.com or go to the website at www.pgmuseum.org