• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument


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    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

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?

Vintage Travel

Did you know that you can visit Cabrillo National Monument 364 days a year, seven days a week, including all weekends and holidays, except for Christmas?