• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Lighthouse Will Be Closed for Seismic Retrofit April 7 through May 16

    The Lighthouse is undergoing a Seismic retrofit and will be closed from April 7 - May 16. Visitors can still access the Assistant Keepers Quarters exhibit from the south door, Lighthouse Comfort Station, and Kelp Forest Overlook. Call 619-557-5450.

  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed May 19 through June 16

    The Visitor Center will be undergoing a Seismic Retrofit and will be closed. 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

Suggested Reading

These selected materials may help you and your class prepare for your visit to Cabrillo National Monument. They are available at the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation Bookstore located in the Visitor Center.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Cabrillo National Monument. Brown, Joseph E. An overall orientation to Cabrillo National Monument. A good teacher’s reference.

Sharing Nature with Children. Cornell, Joseph Bharat. A nature awareness guidebook.

Young Naturalist. Mitchell, Andrew. An Usborne Guide for children.

JUAN RODRIGUEZ CABRILLO

An Account of the Voyage of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. Edited by Nauman, James. A new publication that gives an accurate account of the Cabrillo voyage.

Cabrillo. Lemke, Nancy. An introduction to Cabrillo’s life and exploration.

Cabrillo’s World. Cabrillo Historical Association. A collection of papers related to Cabrillo, Spanish exploration, and California.

DeSoto, Coronado, Cabrillo: Explorers of the Northern Mystery. Lavender, David. A National Park Service summary of early Spanish explorers in North America.

In Search of Cabrillo. National Park Service. A 27-minute video about Cabrillo’s expedition. Used at Cabrillo National Monument.

Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. Kelsey, Harry. Recent research about Cabrillo’s life.

KUMEYAAY AND OTHER NATIVE AMERICANS

Delfina Cuero, An Account of Her Last Years. Autobiography. Shipek, Florence C.

Indians of the Oaks. Lee, Melicent. Children’s stories about native Californians.

Native Ways: California Indians Stories and Memories. Margolin, Malcom and Montijo, Yolanda. Stories and information about native Californians.

Pushed Into the Rocks (1769-1986). Shipek, Florence.

Survival Skills of Native California. Campbell, Paul D. Well-documented and illustrated text about the early people of California.

LIGHTHOUSES

Ghosts of Cabrillo Lighthouse. Signor, John. A children’s story about living in the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.

Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie. Roop, Peter and Roop, Connie. A children’s story of a young girl who has to run a lighthouse in the 1850s.

Lighthouse Activity Book. De Wire, Elinore. A collection of articles and activities.

TIDEPOOLS AND OCEANOGRAPHY

Exploring Tidepools. Brown, Philip R. An activity book on intertidal ecology.

Life Between the Tides. Brandon, Jeffrey L. and Rokop, Frank J. Color pictures with text.

Marine Biology Coloring Book. Niesen, Thomas M. Excellent descriptive text with pictures.

Pacific Intertidal Life. Russo, Ron and Olhausen, Pam. An easy guide.

Seashore Life of Southern California. Hinton, Sam. A guide book for tidepool field trips.

Seashore Naturalist, The. Coulombe, D.A. A guide to the study of seashores.

GRAY WHALES

Gray Whales. Gordon, David G. and Baldridge, Alan. Natural History and whaling information about gray whales.

Gray Whales: Wandering Giants. Busch, Robert H. Good technical data.

Pod of Gray Whales. Gohier, Francois. Very useful pictures and text.

Whales in the Classroom: Getting to Know Whales. Wade, Larry. Children’s activities about whales.

Where the Waves Break: Life at the Edge of the Sea. Malnig, Anita. Good information and great pictures.

Did You Know?

Native flora

Did you know that there are over three hundred native plants found within Cabrillo National Monument?