• 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

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  • Military Living History

    Saturday, September 22, 2012

    Join WW2 Living History re-enactors in the military history exhibit and tour a coast artillery bunker. More

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2014 Schedule of Events

January 11 & 12 - Whale Watch and Intertidal Festival; Jan 11 Low tide is -0.1 at 1:08pm, Jan 12 is -0.4 at 1:45pm

January 11 – Be a VIP at Cabrillo National Monument! Learn how you can help out and protect our national treasures, Volunteer Recruitment Meeting 5:30pm, RSVP to e-mail us

January 18 - Dusty Socks Club Hike; Watersheds, location Cabrillo National Monument, 2:00pm

February 15 - Dusty Socks Club Hike; Inter-tidal Ecology, location La Jolla Shores/ Scripps Pier, 1:00pm

March 15 – Cabrillo Lights up the Night, (re-scheduled centennial fundraiser, for tickets visit www.cnmf.org)

March 22 - Dusty Socks Club Hike; Native Plants, location Torrey Pines, 11:00am

April 19 - Dusty Socks Club Hike; Wild Flowers, location Tecolote Canyon, 10:00am

April 19 - 27- National Parks Week (free admission and special ranger programs all week)

April 26- Junior Ranger Day – 1pm Ranger guided park tour and special Jr. Ranger Program Activities!

May 17 - Dusty Socks Club Hike; Ornithology, location Living Coast Discovery Center, 10:00am

May 26 – Memorial Day, special park hours 12pm-8pm. Open Bunker Day and Ranger guided sunset walk

May 31 - – Be a VIP at Cabrillo National Monument! Learn how you can help out and protect our national treasures, Volunteer Recruitment Meeting 3:00pm, RSVP to e-mail us

June 7 – Southern California Parks, Musuems and Open Spaces Day (10am-4pm)

June 28 - Dusty Socks Club Hike; Coastal Sage and Eddy, location Cabrillo National Monument, 2:00pm

July 4 – Fireworks Viewing Extravaganza 6pm, for tickets visit, www.friendsofcabrillo.org

July 26 - Dusty Socks Club Hike; Ethnobotany, location Mission Trails Regional Park, 10:00am

August 23 - Dusty Socks Club Hike; History of San Diego, location Old Town State Park, 1:00pm

August 23 - Be a VIP at Cabrillo National Monument! Learn how you can help out and protect our national treasures, Volunteer Recruitment Meeting 6:00pm, RSVP to e-mail us

August 25 –Lighthouse Open Tower Day (10am-3:30pm)

September 20 - Dusty Socks Club Hike; Habitat Fragmentation, location Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, 10:00pm

September 20 & 27 – Be a tide pool educator! Tide pool Volunteer Training, 9am – 4:30, RSVP to e-mail us

September 27 & 28 - Cabrillo Festival, www.cabrillofestival.org

October 8 – CNMF Annual Moonwalk, for tickets visit www.cnmf.org

October 18 - Dusty Socks Club Hike; San Diego Maritime History, location San Diego Maritime Museum, 10:00am

November 8 - Dusty Socks Club Hike; Wetlands, location Tijuana Estuary Preserve, 2:00pm

November 15 - Lighthouse Open Tower Day (10am-3:30pm)

Dec 6 & 7 - Fort Rosecrans Goes to War, Pearl Harbor Commemoration Event

December 6 – 1940s Swing Dance 6pm (ticketed event www.cnmf.org)

December 13 Dusty Socks Club Hike; San Diego Bay, location Cabrillo National Monument, 10:00am

December 25 – Park Closed

Every 4th Saturday of the month – Join the Fort Rosecrans 19th Coast Artillery WWII re-enactors and tour the Military History Bunker Battery E.

Did You Know?

Whale tail

Did you know that Pacific Gray Whales can dive to more than 200 feet and can stay underwater for as long as 20 minutes?