Science & History

Science & History

Turkey Tail Mushroom (Trametes versicolor)

Science & History

Butterflies and moths occur in a variety of diverse habitats, where nectar and food is...

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

Kule Loko

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


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

Great Blue Heron

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.


13th Annual Point Reyes Fungus Fair, Bear Valley Visitor Center

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

In this class we will go for a timeless wander in nature, practicing techniques of slowing...

This class will expand on the concepts and skills covered in Birding 101. However, anyone who...

A view of Drake's Estero

The Estero trail showcases wildflowers, raptors, waterbirds, seals, sharks and dramatic...

A view of the bluff and ocean from Chimney Rock

Enjoy one of the most dramatic parts of the seashore's rich natural history as we explore for...