2014 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 »
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended
March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »
Red Barn Art Exhibitions: "BayWood Artists Celebrate Point Reyes: 50 Years of Beauty"
"BayWood Artists Celebrate Point Reyes: 50 Years of Beauty"
The BayWood Artists is a non-profit organization of well known professional artists dedicated to preserving the open spaces of the greater Bay Area, the lands they love, for future generations. Through annual exhibits and the sale of paintings, the artists hope to focus attention on, and raise funds and awareness for, those lands and the organizations committed to their preservation. This year's exhibitions celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Point Reyes National Seashore and raises funds for the Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
BayWood Artists: Chris Adessa, Christin Coy, Ben Farnham, Jon Francis, Paul Krattner, Sherrill Miller, Victoria Mimiaga, Zenaida Mott, Lissa Nicolaus, Tom Soltesz. 2012 Guest Artists: Krystal Allen, Martha Borge.
After the September 2012 BayWood Artists exhibition in the Red Barn Classroom ended on September 27, the show continued at The Bay Model Gallery at 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito from October 5 to 26, 2012, 9 am to 4 pm.
The public was also invited to an Artists' Reception on Friday, October 5, 2012, from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Bay Model.
Visit the Red Barn Art Exhibitions section of our Indoor Activities page to find out what is currently on display. The Red Barn Classroom gallery is open by appointment only, Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 4 pm. Please contact Carola DeRooy at 415-464-5125 or by email to schedule an appointment or for more information.
To get to the Red Barn Classroom, follow the directions to Point Reyes National Seashore. As you proceed up the driveway toward the Bear Valley Visitor Center, turn left at the sign for the Red Barn Classroom.
Did You Know?
Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed here during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past our shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja. More...