Channel Islands

Interpretive Programs

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Scroll below for a schedule of interpretive programs.

Tidepool Talks
Throughout the year on weekends and holidays, rangers offer free tidepool talks at 11 am and 3 pm at the marine life exhibit in the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center in Ventura.

"From Shore to Sea" Lecture SeriesChannel Islands National Park sponsors the "From Shore to Sea" lecture series throughout the year. The programs are held at the Channel Islands National Park Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center, 1901 Spinnaker Drive in Ventura. The programs are free and open to the public. Please visit "From Shore to Sea" Lecture Series for program dates and times.

Channel Islands Live Visitors and students can also take a virtual visit to the park through live interactive broadcasts and webcams that highlight the remarkable natural and cultural resources of the islands and their surounding waters. Visit Channel Islands Live for more information.

Guided Hikes on the IslandsOn days that the concessionaire boats and planes run to the islands, guided hikes may be offered by national park volunteer or concessionaire naturalists. Guided hike locations, distances, and departure times will be announced after your arrival on the island during the visitor orientation. Self-guided interpretive hiking guides are available on the islands if a volunteer or concessionaire naturalists is not available to lead a hike.

Junior RangerThis program helps children discover and protect the wonders of the islands. Visit Junior Ranger for more information.

Parks As ClassroomsEducation programs for students are offered throughout the year at the Robert J. Largomarsino Visitor Center in Ventura, on the islands, and in the classroom. Visit Education for more information.

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Last updated: February 8, 2024

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1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001


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