Sunday, February 9, 2020

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

Hofsas House Announces Third Nights a Charm Package

Book 3 nights and the 3rd is 1/3 off. A getaway is always a wonderful break....

Carmel, CA, February 10, 2020 - Book 3 nights and the 3rd is 1/3 off. A getaway is always a wonderful break...they just don't last long enough. At Hofsas House we know the 3rd nights a charm!

Subject to availability. Minimum of three (3)-night stay required. Savings reflected in rate at time of booking. If modifications to reservation are made during your hotel stay (e.g. early departure), the promotion is void and your rate will be adjusted to the rate of the day. Taxes and gratuities not included. Offer not applicable to groups, negotiated or third-party rates. Not combinable with any other offers. Not applicable to existing reservations. Blackout dates apply. Offer valid from February and March 2020 excluding holidays and AT&T golf week. Mention Code HHCHARM when booking.

Background on the Hofsas House:
Owned and operated by the Theis Family, Hofsas House Hotel is within walking distance of everything Carmel has to offer, including a stunning beach, fine restaurants and shops, and wine tasting. It provides peaceful respite and European charm just minutes from Monterey, Pebble Beach, Big Sur and Pacific Grove. The Hofsas House’s 38 spacious, one-of-a-kind rooms boast European comfort and lovely views, not to mention amenities like fireplaces, private balconies, wet bars, kitchens and patios. Large suites provide the perfect stay for newlyweds and everyone else seeking an extra special getaway. Dutch doors in every room allow guests to welcome in the ocean air, and free WiFi enables them to stay connected — if they want to.

The Hofsas House Hotel family works to ensure every visitor's experience is special, striving to offer the highest quality personal services. Consider the continental breakfast, abundant with fresh French Roast coffee, tea, juice, fruit and pastries from a neighborhood bakery, or the personalized concierge services for guests and their families, including their four-legged family members, who are welcome, as well.

For large groups — wedding parties, company meetings, family reunions and others — Hofsas House Hotel offers a spacious room equipped with a fireplace and full kitchen that can comfortably accommodate 40 people. A heated pool, dry saunas, decks with views and off-street parking are on offer as well.

Hofsas House Hotel is located on San Carlos Street, north of Fourth Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea. For more information, call (831) 624-2745 or visit

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 747-7455