Colton Hall Museum, 570 Pacific St., Monterey, 646-5648. Open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

First Murphy House, Lincoln and Sixth, Carmel, 624-4447. Open Wed.-Sun. 1-4 p.m.

Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum, San Lorezno Park, King City, 385-8020. Open Friday noon-2 p.m., weekends 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monterey County Youth Museum, 425 Washington St., Monterey, 649-6444. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Wednesdays), and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

Monterey Museum of Art, 559 Pacific St., Monterey, and La Mirada, 720 Via Mirada, Monterey. Open Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m.

National Steinbeck Center, 1 Main St., Salinas, 775-4721. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed major holidays.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, 165 Forest Ave., Pacific Grove, 648-5716. Open Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Presidio of Monterey Museum, access from Pacific Street or Pvt. Bolio Road, 646-3456. Open Thurs.-Mon. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Museums of Carmel Mission Basilica, 3080 Rio Road, Carmel, 624-3600. Mora Gallery, Downie Museum, MunrĀ·s Museum and Convento Museum. Open Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m- 5 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Easter Sunday and Monday, Thanksgiving and over the Christmas holidays from Dec. 24 through Dec. 26.

Monterey History & Maritime Museum, Stanton Center, 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, 372-2608. Museum is currently closed for renovation.


Scheduled to reopen in early 2011

Pacific House Museum, 25 Washington St., Monterey, 649-6444. open on weekends and holidays only, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.