• The tidepools of Cabrillo National Monument


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  • Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed Until Mid to Late July

    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

Cabrillo National Monument Foundation

Cabrillo National Monument Foundation supports the educational and interpretive efforts of Cabrillo National Monument.
The Cabrillo National Monument Foundation supports the educational and interpretive efforts of Cabrillo National Monument.


The Cabrillo National Monument Foundation is a private nonprofit organization which provides support for special projects at Cabrillo National Monument. Since 1956 the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation (CNMF ) has helped the National Park Service with numerous educational and scientific activities at Cabrillo National Monument. The Foundation has published several award winning books on historic and scientific topics relating to the Monument. Revenue for these projects comes through donations, memberships and sales of publications and other educational items. CNMF is one of several National Park Service Cooperating Associations in the U.S.A; these organizations work to enhance the visitor's experience at the National Parks. For more information about NPS Cooperating Associations, please visit the Association of Partners for Public Lands at www.APPL.org, or the NPS Cooperating Association website at www.NPS.gov/interp/coop_assn. We thank you for your support!

You may browse our online catalog and place orders securely online, by mail or by calling (619) 222-4747.






Individual $35.00

  • Annual Cabrillo National Monument Pass (a $15 value!)
  • Opportunity to Participate in Special Members-Only Events*
  • Subscription to the Explorer, the quarterly Park Newsletter
  • CNMF Decal
  • 15% Discount at the Cabrillo National Monument Bookstore
  • Discounts at Participating Cooperating Association Bookstores located at other National Parks

Duo $60.00 Same as Individual, but for two members in the same household
Family $75.00 Same as Individual, but for two adults and two children in the same household
Supporting $100.00 Same as Individual, with the addition of a CNMF Canvas Bag
Sustaining $500.00 Same as Supporting
Benefactor $1000.00 Same as Supporting, with the addition of a special CNMF Plaque


Phone (619) 222-4747
Fax (619) 224-4747
Email CabrilloNMF@aol.com

1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive - San Diego, CA 92106-3601

Bookstore in the Visitor Center
Located inside the Visitor Center, the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation Bookstore offers a wide variety of educational and interpretive materials
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Native American items
Handcrafts created by local Native Americans are available in the Bookstore
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Children's books
Cabrillo National Monument Foundation offers a wide selection of children's books, educational items, and reproductions of 19th century toys
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Did You Know?

Whale tail

Did you know that Pacific Gray Whales were nearly hunted to extinction? They now number about 25,000, thanks in part to full protection by the International Whaling Commission.