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22 Jul

Beachside Chat

Learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturdays, July 8, 22, & 29 from 12-3pm at the Historic District Education Commons where Park Naturalist Alex will host a Beachside Chat.  Park in the Los Trancos lot (PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk through the tunnel or take the shuttle.) Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15).

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23 Jul

Sunset Bluff and Beach Walk

Join a volunteer park naturalist on a beautiful Bluff and Beach Sunset walk on Sunday, July 23 at 4:30pm. Learn about the unique cliff and marine environments and the native plants and animals these support as well as some interesting geological facts and Crystal Cove lore. Bring camera and binoculars.  Dress in layers and bring water and a snack and wear shoes appropriate for both paved and dirt paths on the bluffs as well as for walking on the beach. Meet…

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24 Jul

Junior Rangers

Join a Park Ranger for a fun introduction to the ecology of Crystal Cove State Park in our weekly Junior Ranger programs.  This children’s nature program is a favorite in State Parks and allows visitors ages 7-12 to earn a badge.  Junior Rangers meets on Monday mornings July 3, 10, & 24 from 10-11am.  Meet at the Berns Amphitheater (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow signs towards the campground.)    Come for the program, stay for the day.  $15 day-use…

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26 Jul

Community Days

Every Wednesday in beginning June 28 through August 30, step back in time as the Education Commons comes to life with fun, historical activities for the whole family. Participate in plein air watercolor, try your hand at a traditional craft, or enjoy a historic tour. Also, visit the Park and Marine Research Facility to explore the science of Crystal Cove State Park. The fun doesn’t stop the rest of the year! Every Wednesday from September-June, you can still stop into…

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27 Jul

The Great Plein Air Art Experience

SOLD OUT! Please consider joining us for the Family Plein Air Art Exploration on 8/8. Crystal Cove State Park has a long history of plein air artists painting and preserving its beautiful landscapes. Now every summer, you can be a part of this 100-year-old tradition! Spend a relaxing day with one of Crystal Cove State Park’s plein air artists while capturing the beauty of the Cove on canvas. No experience required; this introductory class is recommended for novices only. All…

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27 Jul

Movie Night on the Beach – Beach Party

Every summer, Crystal Cove Conservancy hosts three different fun and historic movies on a giant inflatable screen outside the Historic District’s “Beaches” Film & Media Center! Learn about Crystal Cove’s role in the early film industry as you relax on the sand and enjoy a one of a kind movie-going experience. The movie will start at 8pm. Bring a beach chair, blanket and a picnic to enjoy the fun! There will be a Historic Snack Shop with candy, popcorn, and root beer for sale!…

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28 Jul

$15.00 - $20.00

Summer Art Show Reception – In Season

In Season Featuring the work of over 20 renowned artists!  Live music, silent auction, and refreshments. Artist Reception July 28 - 5:00-7:30 pm $15 Conservancy members, $20 for the public At the Education Commons in Crystal Cove State Park. Image: Carla Bosch, “Summer is Calling”

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29 Jul

Summer Art Show – In Season

Featuring the work of over 20 renown artists. July 29 & 30 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm At the Education Commons in Crystal Cove State Park. Image: Carla Bosch, “Summer is Calling”

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29 Jul

Sea Glass Wrapping

Join us for sea glass wrapping this Saturday!  Learn the art of wire-wrapping sea glass from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m in the Education Commons in Crystal Cove State Park Historic District. Turn a found item into a beautiful piece of jewelry. Activity is free; $15 State Park day use fee required per vehicle.

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29 Jul

Beachside Chat

Learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturdays, July 8, 22, & 29 from 12-3pm at the Historic District Education Commons where Park Naturalist Alex will host a Beachside Chat.  Park in the Los Trancos lot (PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk through the tunnel or take the shuttle.) Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15).

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