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.
Guided Walking Tours (Saturdays 11am, 1pm)
Join a park volunteer 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. No reservations required. Meet in front of the Visitor Center and keep in mind that the walk includes a hill up to the lighthouse.
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.
Military Bunker (Saturdays)
From 10 am – 2:30 pm volunteers will bring the coastal defenses of Point Loma to life. These are your only chances to tour the bunkers on Point Loma. Don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn more about the soldiers stationed at Fort Rosecrans during WWII and see the weapons and instruments that protected our coast during the tumultuous war years.
Searchlight Shelter (Saturdays)
Weed Warriors (Open Drop-In Volunteer Session)
Please arrive 5 minutes before start time. During severe weather, this event may be cancelled.
Limited to the first four members of the public who arrive. Prior registration is recommended, but not required. Groups of 4 or more must have prior registration with email@example.com.
Weed Warriors are dedicated volunteers who remove invasive plants that threaten Cabrillo National Monument’s native habitat. On Thursdays, members of the public are invited to join our open, drop-in volunteer session.
No special skills or knowledge needed! We will show you what to do.
Due to the work’s requirements, volunteers under the age of 12 are not permitted. Minors under the age of 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian to volunteer.
Read More on Volunteer.gov
Public Programs (Not currently being offered)
**Public programs are dependent on San Diego County and CDC restrictions on gatherings.**
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.
Last updated: September 28, 2023