Visitors can learn more about Crystal Cove’s Ecosystem and become a citizen scientist alongside Crystal Cove Conservancy and collect data on ecological research and monitoring projects in the park.
The gray whales are still migrating and Crystal Cove State Park is a great spot to look for them. Join a naturalist to learn some fun facts about the California State Marine Mammal as you walk the bluff trail and scan the ocean for the migrants at each overlook.
Join Crystal Cove Park staff and volunteers as they beautify the coastal side of the park.
Spring is the most exciting time to learn about the local nature, join park naturalists on a family nature hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park.
Visit several diverse and geologically outstanding sites which all display a story from a different geologic time.
Step back in time as the Education Commons comes to life with fun, historical activities for the whole family. Learn to sketch, make a one-of-a-kind sea glass creation, try your hand at a traditional craft, or explore the science of Crystal Cove State Park.
Join Crystal Cove State Park for a movie on the beach under the stars.
Join a park ranger for a fun introduction to the ecology of Crystal Cove State Park.
Join a Park Naturalist and learn “What’s Out There” at Crystal Cove State Park on this fun guided one-mile nature scavenger hunt.
Love birds, bugs, butterflies, bobcats and buckwheat? Join a park naturalists on an early summer morning walk to look for the plants and animals of Crystal Cove State Park.
Join volunteers to cleanup the 3.5 miles of coastline at the park.
Learn how to turn sea glass into a one of a kind creation during a free sea glass jewelry making activity.
Bring your S’more fixings and they'll have the fire pit lit. Meet at the Berns Amphitheater (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow signs towards the campground.) $5 sunset rate.
Crystal Cove State Park naturalists will lead a guided interpretive 2-hour, four mile Almost Full Moon Hike.
Stop by Ranger Alex’s Beachside Chat table and learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park.
Join a park naturalist on Sunday, for a Whale and Wildlife “Twalk” and learn some fun facts about the marine wildlife as you walk the bluff trail and scan the ocean at each overlook.
Enjoy a free sea glass jewelry making activity each Wednesday in the Education Commons in the Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park.
March 15: Winter is a magical time to explore the park & learn about our local critters including bobcats, butterflies, and birds. Join park naturalists on a moderate 3-mile family nature hike at Crystal Cove State Park.
SATURDAY, JUNE 5: Enjoy a low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point and help identify animals and adaptations. Be prepared to walk on uneven, rocky, rough terrain.
SATURDAY, JUNE 12: Love birds, but need help identifying them? Join a Crystal Cove State Park bird expert on a guided end-of-spring bird walk on both the inland and coastal areas of the park. Look for local species and spring migrants on this lovely early morning meander.
SATURDAY, JUNE 19: Crystal Cove State Park is hosting a Coastal Geology Tour where a geologist will crack the mystery about those hamburger bun shaped rocks dotting the shoreline and explain how the sea level used to be as high as the cliffs.
THURSDAY, JUNE 24: Enjoy the setting sun and the rising full moon on this guided Blufftop Walk at Crystal Cove State Park. Join a park naturalist and search for dolphins and seabirds.