• 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

Teacher-Led Visits

You are welcome to lead your own field trip at Cabrillo National Monument. No reservations are required, but you may wish to apply for a fee waiver. If you would like to visit the tidepools, you will also need to apply for a tidepool permit.

For topic information, or for ideas to help you construct your field trip, review the Teacher Packets for Ranger-led activities, and the Suggested Reading list. For a fun activity for your students at the park, feel free to download the Scavenger Hunt. And don't forget to check out our film programs!

Did You Know?

Bayside Trail

Did you know that the coastal sage scrub habitat found at Cabrillo National Monument is one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world? Only 10-15% of the original habitat now exists. Once the dominant ecosystem, the coastal sage scrub community now only exists in small remnant pockets.