Programs

IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ!!

All spots have been filled for ranger-led programs this school year.  

The reservation system will open back up on September 1st, 2014.  

Fee waivers and tidepool permits are ongoing and may be used to perform self-guided education field trips year round. 

Education and Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument is a 160-acre unit of the National Park System, located at the southern tip of Point Loma in San Diego, California.  The site commemorates conquistador and explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo and preserves the Old Point Loma Lighthouse, the tidepools of the rocky intertidal zone, a coastal Mediterranean ecosystem, and coastal defense remnants.  In addition, the site offers a tremendous view of San Diego Bay and provides good shore-based viewing of the winter Pacific gray whale migration.

Educational Activities

  • Free on-site and off-site Ranger-led activities (reservations required)
  • Free pre- and post-field trip educational materials
  • Free films in the auditorium (reservations required)
  • Fee waivers for school groups visiting without a ranger
  • Tidepool permits

On-Site Ranger-Led Education Programs

  • Designed to support California frameworks for grades 2 through 6. 
  • Program Cost: FREE (No fee waiver is necessary for groups attending a ranger-led program).
  • Each program is 60 minutes in length.
  • September - May
  • Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10AM-11AM or 11:15AM-12:15PM.
  • Group Size: 35 students maximum, 1 adult per 5 students required.
  • Reservations are required.
  • Important: If a class arrives more than 15 minutes late, the program may be canceled.
  • Programs can be canceled due to inclement weather.