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: "Mountains of the American West" by Joan Hoffmann
Artist Joan Hoffmann's oil and watercolor paintings of scenes in the mountains of the American West were on display in the Red Barn Classroom from Friday, October 1, 2010, through Friday, December 30, 2010. There was also an artist's reception at the Red Barn Classroom on Saturday, October 16, 2010.
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?
Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are present in the waters of Point Reyes year round. Every spring, approximately 7,000 harbor seals, or 20% of the mainland California breeding population, haul out on the beaches of Point Reyes. Look for them in the esteros and in Tomales Bay and Bolinas Lagoon. More...