MARITIME MUSEUM OF SAN DIEGO RESUMES DAILY PUBLIC TOURS APRIL 1, 2021

If visitors inquire about San Salvador visits, you can let them know that she is open and on display dockside for self-guided tours as part of the outdoor visitor general admission experience. The Maritime Museum continues to temporarily pause the San Salvador day sailing for now. They should have that experience become available in late June or July. Here is the press release from the Maritime Museum. SAN DIEGO, … Continue reading MARITIME MUSEUM OF SAN DIEGO RESUMES DAILY PUBLIC TOURS APRIL 1, 2021

Two girls wear thei Junor Ranger hats and vests, sit on a stone wall with the blue water of San Diego Bay behind them.

Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates National Park Week April 17 – 25 With Junior Ranger Day and Plein Air Artists in the Park

San Diego, CA – Cabrillo National Monument will celebrate National Park Week with a Junior Ranger Day event on Saturday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Plein Air painting by local artists April 11 – May 10. Junior Ranger Day, April 17 Families are invited to pick up free copies of the park’s new Junior Ranger booklets from the Visitor Center and … Continue reading Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates National Park Week April 17 – 25 With Junior Ranger Day and Plein Air Artists in the Park

Black header with NPS Shield on right side. Below that reads COVID-19 Safety Alert. Under that has safety guidance for COIVD-19.

COVID-19 Safety Signs Now Posted at Park

New signs are up throughout the park in the following locations: Visitor Center patios, breezeway, statue, sidewalk to upper monument, Old Point Loma Lighthouse, Kelp Forest Overlook, and tidepools at both ends of the Coastal Trail. I’ve attached the sign here so you can all be familiar with what it says about requiring masks. If visitors ask you about it, here is a talking point … Continue reading COVID-19 Safety Signs Now Posted at Park

The head of a gray whale surfaces to breathe

Gray whales are starving and dying off at an alarming rate along the Pacific Coast

As long as yellow school bus and weighing as much as 20 cars, the eastern North Pacific gray whale is a gentle giant often seen breaching just off the California coast. As of 2016 the population consisted of 27,000 individuals, but around two years ago unusual numbers of whales started dying off, alarming scientists. Since 2019, gray whales have been decimated by something called an unusual mortality event, … Continue reading Gray whales are starving and dying off at an alarming rate along the Pacific Coast