• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Cabrillo National Monument Theater Closed on Selected Dates

    Due to National Park Service alternate uses, the Cabrillo National Monument theater will be closed to the public on the following dates: September 20, September 27, October 28 - 29, November 6, 2014. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Film and Slide Program Offerings

The film and slide programs listed below are shown daily in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Reservations are required.

ON THE EDGE OF LAND AND SEA

Discover the Cabrillo tidepools and learn about the plants and animals that make their home in the intertidal zone. Film. 11:00 AM; 25 minutes.

IN SEARCH OF CABRILLO

This film explores the life and times of conquistador and explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and the first Spanish expedition up the coast of California in 1542. Film. 10:00 AM; 25 minutes.

THE PACIFIC GRAY WHALE

Learn about the gray whales that migrate off of Cabrillo National Monument between late December and February. Film. Offered December through April. Film. 12:00 Noon; 30 minutes.

Did You Know?

Lighthouse lantern

Did you know that, back in the mid- to late-1800s, children of lightkeepers at the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument had to row a boat from Point Loma to Old Town San Diego to get to school?