• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument


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For Kids

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Kids of all ages can earn a Junior Ranger badge from Cabrillo National Monument!
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Be a Junior Ranger!

Hey kids! Want to learn more about Cabrillo National Monument, and earn a cool badge? Click here to go to our Junior Ranger page!


What Did Cabrillo eat?

One of the essential foods that Cabrillo brought along for the voyage was the notorious biscuit called hardtack. Click here to download a recipe that you can make at home!

Did You Know?


Did you know that a fossilized fern was found at the tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument? It is now housed at the San Diego Natural History Museum.