• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed Until August 8

    The Visitor Center is undergoing a Seismic Retrofit. Visitors will still be able to access the Auditorium, Ballast View and the East Patio. These dates are subject to change. Please call 619 557-5450 for updated information

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?

Tidepools

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.