Cabrillo National Monument Foundation

News & Events
June 2019

Cabrillo Store

Shop here to help support and fund Cabrillo National Monument's interpretive, cultural, historical, scientific and educational programs and activities
Consider gifting a CNMF Membership to a new father, your father, or a father just doing a great job! Also, visit the Cabrillo Store for some great Father's Day gift ideas like matching sweatshirts for Dad and kids, a great military book, ship building kit, survival kit, and so much more!

Above the Fireworks
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Cabrillo National Monument

Come for the sunset, bring a picnic, and stay for the most spectacular fireworks viewing. In 2018, attendees watched about 13 fireworks shows taken place around San Diego County, which all could be seen from Cabrillo National Monument!

CNMF Member Only Tickets - $40 per vehicle (up to 10 people)
Tickets - $50 per vehicle (up to 10 people)

Online registration at  
No tickets sold at gate, pre-registration required. Limited tickets so get yours today!

Arriving at Cabrillo National Monument:
It is a safety hazard for cars to be lined up waiting for the gate to open for an event. If you arrive before 6 p.m., you will be turned around so a line does not form at the gate and block street access to residents, emergency personnel or workers in the area. Failure to comply may prohibit entrance into the event and Park.

What to bring:
  • Low profile chairs
  • Flashlights
  • Blankets and jackets
  • Picnic dinner (no alcohol allowed)
  • Trash bag for taking trash home
Cabrillo National Monument is YOUR National Park. Please take care of it by respecting the following standards:
  • Cabrillo National Monument is a smoke-free and vape-free park
  • Cabrillo National Monument is a pack-it-in, pack-it-out park. Please take your trash home.
  • No dogs allowed. Vehicles with dogs will not be admitted, except for service animals as defined by Title II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Regulations.
  • Seating is limited to paved areas. Please do not sit in or trample planted areas.
As a consideration of other guests:
  • Designated walkways must be kept clear at all times.
  • Please refrain from playing music.
  • Please do not block off large areas of space. Your ticket entitles you to the immediate area around your seats.
  • Please do no stand in front of seated guests.
  • Thirteen handicapped parking spaces are available on a first-come, first served basis, with the appropriate placard.
  • No sitting or food on walls. Keep top of walls clear at all times.
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Cabrillo Sunset 5K
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cabrillo National Monument



Elizabeth Skinner
Chief of Interpretation & Education
Public Information Officer
Cabrillo rangers are getting ready for a busy summer season! 
Be sure to check out the new waysides along the Bayside trail and throughout the park. Rangers and volunteers are hard at work installing over 30 colorful new signs.

Ecologik, our summer program for girls ages 9-16 will be back in August! Registration will be announced soon.

On Sunday, August 25, we will celebrate the 103rd Birthday of the National Park Service. To mark this special occasion, we will have a free entrance day and an Open Tower Day!

With all the rain this spring, we are having a fascinating and extended blooming season. Check out more information about the beautiful bushmallow that are blooming in the latest Field Note from our Science Education Specialist Andrew:

We'd also like to share about the great success from the 2019 City Nature Challenge BioBlitz! Sam Wynns, Science Educator, organized a fantastically successful BioBlitz at Cabrillo. Read more about it here and check out photos:

Thank you for your continued support of Cabrillo National Monument!


NPS Partner Staff, Samantha Wynns

If you do not know Samantha, you should. Samantha Wynns is proud to serve the mission of the National Park Service - born outside of Yosemite National Park and raised next to Yellowstone National Park, she spent her childhood exploring, growing, and adventuring in "America's best idea". You could say that Sam has been sculpted by our national parks, and recognizes the pivotal role these beautiful places can have in someone's life - as such, she spends much of her time fostering a sense of appreciation for these public lands.
Whether she's enticing people to the parks through events like the recent BioBlitz, bringing the parks to the people through Cabrillo Community Outreach Initiative or science education lessons such as Conservation  + Comics, Sam is busy building community throughout San Diego County. She hopes that you will join her!

To reach Sam, email her at

Thank you CNMF Members & Distinguished Guests!

2019 Cabrillo Under the Stars marks the largest attendance and largest amount raised in the history of the event. We are so thrilled with the event's success, especially in a year with a government shutdown. Because of your support, we will be able to provide even more funding to support the Park's interpretive, cultural, historical, and scientific and educational programs.

Here is a round of applause to you our loyal members and friends! 

Interested in the
CNMF Membership Experience?

Join the CNMF Membership Experience, not only for exclusive benefits and events, but to support the Monument’s special programs that create the next generation of park stewards.

Become a member of the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation and enjoy the many benefits that membership provides to you and the park.  In the increasingly urbanized area of San Diego our National Park, Cabrillo National Monument stands at the harbor, protecting our natural and cultural resources via science and education. If protecting these resources is important to you, then we ask you to join us!

  • Invitations to members-only special evening events, activities and lectures
  • Discounted tickets to CNMF events
  • 15% Discount at the Cabrillo National Monument Bookstore
  • Discounts at Participating Cooperating Association Bookstores located at other National Parks
  • E-newsletter exclusive to members
  • All membership levels of $250.00 or greater may request second Annual Park Pass or one National Park Pass
Memberships start at $40. For more information contact the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation at or call (619) 222-4747.

The mission of CNMF is to support and fund interpretive, cultural, historical,
scientific and educational programs and activities at Cabrillo National Monument,
San Diego’s only National Park.
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