Science & History

Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor)

Science & History

The amazing world of the Northern elephant seals and Pacific gray whales are just a short bus ride away for visitors to Point Reyes National Seashore.

Point Reyes Lighthouse

No trip is complete without a visit to the Point Reyes Headlands and the iconic Lighthouse....

The Marconi RCA wireless receiving stations provided the Pacific Rim with some of the most successful and powerful ship-to-shore communications on the West Coast.

The San Andreas Fault zone is one of Point Reyes National Seashore's defining features, but most days you can't even see it.

Morgans served many roles in 19th-century American history, including being the official horse of the National Park Service rangers

During the annual "Night of Nights", historic Morse code radio station KPH returns to the air...

Science On a Sphere® is a room-sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to project complex, planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere.

Please join Point Reyes National Seashore staff for Science Lectures, 45 minute presentations...

Kule Loko

"Kule Loklo" (meaning "Valley of the Bear") is a recreated interpretive village and home to the annual Big Time Festival.

Crab

The Point Reyes National Seashore Museum holdings include natural history specimens,...

white pelicans

The animal life found at Point Reyes National Seashore is as varied as the landscape itself, and ranges from large marine mammals such as the Blue whale to the relatively small, endangered Myrtle's Silverspot butterfly.

Fungus

The Fungus Fair provides visitors the opportunity to view and learn about fungi gathered by...

Yellow Lupine with Droplets_VirgilLevinger

The California Floristic Province is one of 25 internationally recognized botanical hotspots for which Conservation International lists biological diversity as the most concentrated

The following plant lists are made available by the National Park Service to help you in your...

Learn about the rich ranching tradition at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Discover a Deeper Connection

The mature Bishop Pine Forest existed for thousands of years on the many hills of Point Reyes...

The biologically rich waters of Drakes Estero provide a haven for thousands of shorebirds,...

Explore the butterflies of Cascade Canyon, a lush preserve tucked into the hills above...

Explore the beauty and science of some of the Seashore’s most scenic yet least visited places...