this weeks programs
Manzanar Interpretive Center
EXHIBITS, FILM, BOOKSTORE
Due to budget and staffing constraints, Manzanar National Historic Site's Interpretive Center will remain on shorter "winter" hours (9:00 to 4:30) throughout 2013. In years past, the center remained open an extra hour a day from April 1 through October 31.
Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed December 25
A JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM is available for kids of all ages. This activity booklet contains a scavenger hunt, word puzzle, word search, mapping and writing activities.
A SELF-GUIDED DRIVING TOUR is available during daylight hours. Pick up a free guide at the Interpretive Center or in an outside box after business hours.
School tours are arranged by reservation. Please call (760) 878-2194, ext. 3333, to schedule a field trip any time during the year. Or download and print the Group Reservation Request and fax it to (760) 878-2949. If you do not receive a phone call within 48 hours, please call (760) 878-2194 ext. 3333. There is no charge for the tour or for parking. Ranger-led programs are normally 90 minutes long; this includes time to see our 22-minute film and look at the exhibits. Shorter programs may be arranged upon request.
Did You Know?
Eight guard towers were built around the perimeter of the camp. They were staffed by Military Police with submachine guns. In 2005 the National Park Service rebuilt one of the guard towers.