• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument


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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.

Teacher Packets

For your convenience, Cabrillo National Monument is pleased to offer online versions of teacher packets for our education programs. Feel free to download and print the packets to assist with your classroom activities or educational research.

In Search of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo: A Unit of Study for Grades 3-8 (Developed in partnership between Cabrillo NM and UCLA's National Center for History in the Schools)

1. JRC Unit Introduction

2. JRC Unit Lesson 1 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo: Historical Memory and Evidence

3. JRC Unit Lesson 2 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo: Historical Context

4. JRC Unit Lesson 3 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo: The Geography of Exploration and Conquest

5. JRC Unit Lesson 4 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo: Final Expedition

6. JRC Unit Glossary

Chaparral Supermarket: Native American Plant Uses

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Growing Up In the Old Point Loma Lighthouse

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Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo: A Voyage of Exploration

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Click here for a recipe for Hard Tack, an important food on Cabrillo's voyage.

Life in the Coastal Sage Scrub: The Ecology of Cabrillo National Monument

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Life in the Intertidal Zones

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Did You Know?


Did you know that in World War II, the Japanese Navy was ordered to avoid San Diego because of the coastal defense systems in place, some of which can still be seen today within Cabrillo National Monument?