Public Programs


The Museum offers classes, lectures, field trips and events on a variety of natural history topics for community members throughout the year.


Naturalist Night: The Natural History of Seabirds

Meet Hannah Nevins from the American Bird Conservancy as we discuss the unique ecology and serious conservation needs of seabirds. more »
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Art & Nature Explorers Camp

Enjoy drawing, painting, sculpting, mapmaking, and playing games, while learning about our local plants and wildlife! more »
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Birding Along the San Lorenzo River Walk

This spring, join in our exciting birding series along the San Lorenzo River Walk! more »
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110th Birthday Celebration!

Join us for a fun day of live animal presentations, nature-related arts & crafts, and delicious birthday treats! more »
Monterey Bay Whale Watch

Naturalist Night: Biodiversity of Monterey Bay

Meet Jodi Frediani, local whale researcher, who will share a photographer’s point of view on the magnificent biodiversity of Monterey Bay. more »

Sketching through the Seasons

Connect with nature through art! Spend the morning sketching at Schwan Lake - to observe light, perspective, pattern, and life within the natural landscape of Twin Lakes State Beach. more »
Tidepool- Kelp Crab

Tide Pool Treasure Hunt

Let's go tide pooling! Meet some of the unusual plants and animals that thrive along our rugged shoreline. more »