Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center
The Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center (PCSLC) is one of 19 Research Learning Centers across the country. These centers strive to increase the effectiveness and communication of research and science results in the national parks through:
Research Learning Centers are field stations for many collaborative research activities, providing researchers with laboratory, office space, dormitory facilities and access to park research priorities and scientists. Each center's education specialist works with park interpreters and partners to make new information about park resources available to the public and park management. We also provide hands-on learning experiences that connect researchers with learners of all ages.
For questions regarding the PCSLC, its programs, or how to do your research in the parks, please visit http://www.sfnps.org/pcslc.