• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument

    Cabrillo

    National Monument California

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  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed Until August 8

    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

For Kids

Junior Ranger Badges
A Junior Ranger badge is waiting for you!
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Be a Junior Ranger!

Cabrillo National Monument is a great place for kids of all ages – there’s plenty to learn!

The Junior Ranger Program is a fun way to find out more about the park, and is a chance to earn a Junior Ranger badge. When you arrive, go to the Visitor Center and ask for a FREE "Just For Kids" newspaper. Visit the different areas of the park to learn more about 16th century exploration, ships and aircraft, whales, natural and military history. When you are done, bring the newspaper back to the Visitor Center and discuss your answers with a Park Ranger or Volunteer – and be awarded a Junior Ranger badge!

Please note: Because of the activities, our Junior Ranger program must be completed while you are actually in the park - it cannot be completed at home and a Junior Ranger badge mailed. Plus, part of the fun is receiving the Junior Ranger Oath and Badge from a real Park Ranger! We hope you will come to Cabrillo National Monument and embark on your own Junior Ranger voyage of discovery!

 
Park Ranger with Junior Ranger Badge
Complete the activity and earn a Junior Ranger badge!
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Also, pick up your free copy of the new Climate Change Junior Ranger at the Visitor Center or download your very own here. Booklet must be printed double-sided.

Did You Know?

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Did you know that delicate-looking tidepool creatures at Cabrillo National Monument are actually very hardy, and have adapted well to harsh conditions of pounding surf, intermittent exposure to sun and drying wind, and sharp changes in temperature and salinity?