Indoor Activities

Catching a film in the Auditorium is a great way to spend time at Cabrillo National Monument during rare inclement weather.

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During a foggy, rainy, windy, or cold day, you can still find plenty of indoor adventures at Cabrillo National Monument. You can:

  • Take a self-guided tour of the Old Point Loma Lighthouse and see what life was like in the 1880s at this once-lonely outpost.
  • Visit the "Age of Exploration" exhibit room near the Visitor Center and learn more about Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and his voyage of discovery.
  • Talk to a Park Ranger or Volunteer at the Visitor Center.
  • Learn about lighthouses in the "Lighthouses of Point Loma" exhibit in the reconstructed assistant keeper's quarters adjacent to the Old Point Loma Lighthouse.
  • Browse the Cabrillo Store, which is managed by the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation. Located within the Visitor Center, the Bookstore offers a wide selection of educational and interpretive materials, including postcards, books, and unique items handcrafted by local Native Americans.
  • See the military history exhibit, "They Stood the Watch," housed in a World War II radio station.
  • See a film in the auditorium:
10:00 AM In Search of Cabrillo
11:00 AM On the Edge of Land and Sea
12:00 PM First Breath: Gray Whales
1:00 PM On the Edge of Land and Sea
2:00 PM In Search of Cabrillo
3:00 PM First Breath: Gray Whales
4:00 PM In Search of Cabrillo

Last updated: December 28, 2017

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