• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Cultural Journey

(object placeholder)
 
This interactive program explores different parts of cultures and it is for all ages! Visit the past with ATOM, the Automated Time Observation Machine; learn about ancient tools that still appear in your world today; listen to the sounds of the past; and play music.

To begin, you may be wondering:
What is culture?
What are the different elements that make cultures different?

Visit a Chumash Village 250 Years Ago




Did You Know?

Backbone trail hikes lead to views of mountains, canyons, and the Pacific Ocean.

Piece by piece, a trail is forging its way along the "backbone" of the recreation area. California State Parks took the first step toward a 65-mile Backbone Trail in 1978. With 5 miles left to go, single track trails and fireroads will unite this patchwork of public parklands from east to west.