Public Programs (Currently Offered)
These programs are free and open to the public (park entrance fees apply)
For the most current information about a program or accessibility information, please call the Visitor Center at (619) 523-4285.
A Guided Tour of Cabrillo National Monument's Coastal Trail
Coastal Trail tours are available Thursday - Monday beginning Saturday, July 24th through August 5th at Cabrillo! The talks will be held at 1pm and 3pm.
Want to learn more about Cabrillo National Monument’s precious resources while taking in an epic view? These 45-minute – 1-hour tours are available Thursday - Monday at 1pm and 3pm with a limit of 10 people per tour. No reservations required, and the tours will meet by the information kiosk at the beginning of the Coastal Trail by the tidepool parking lot. We recommend arriving early to find parking and to ensure your place in the tour.
If you have any questions, e-mail us. Hope to see you on the trail!
Patio Chats With a RangerJoin us for a 15 minute Ranger Patio Chat. The chats will take place on the Back Patio of the Visitor Center at 12:30pm and 3:30pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through September.
Guided Walking Tours in English, Saturdays in June and July
Join a park guide for a one-hour walking tour of Cabrillo National Monument including the Cabrillo Statue and the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. This program is suitable for all ages. Tours are limited to 10 people. No reservations required. Meet at the flagpole near the traffic circle and keep in mind that the walk includes a hill up to the lighthouse.
American Sign Language Walking Tours, Saturdays in June and July
Members of the Deaf/hard of hearing community and people proficient in American Sign Language are invited for ASL tours at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. These tours, led by a Deaf Science Communications Intern, are funded through support from the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation. ASL walking tours are 45 minutes long and limited to 10 people. RSVPS are required, e-mail us.
Snake Meet 'N Greet (Thursdays - 1pm)
Meet a live, native snake in the breezeway by the Visitor Center! Cabrillo's three snake ambassadors provide an opportunity to learn about the park's natural resources, local ecology, and why snakes are important to the ecosystems they live in.
Public Programs (Not currently being offered)
**Public programs and films are dependent on San Diego County and CDC restrictions on gatherings.**
Films Shown Daily
Lighthouse Talk: Join Cabrillo National Monument staff for this 1-hour, all ages program as we discover what life was like for the lighthouse keepers at Cabrillo's restored 19th century Lighthouse.
Fee Free Days
The National Park Service will offer the following fee free days in 2021:
Last updated: August 3, 2021