Point Vicente Interpretive Center: Map, Hours, Parking, Location, Point Vicente Interpretive Center,Point Vicente Interpretive Center opened in 1984 with a mission to present and interpret the unique features and history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. It offers educational and recreational opportunities along with dramatic coastline vistas. Its location provides spectacular opportunities to view the passage of the annual Pacific gray whale migration December to April. The Center features exhibits on the area and Los Serenos de Point Vicente, the Centerís volunteer docent organization, leads tours of the Center and on the outdoor paths and trails. This beautiful park, on the cliffs adjacent to the Pt. Vicente Lighthouse, is the only location in our City where an outdoor wedding and reception (permit required) may be held. Picnic tables are available, however fires and barbecues are prohibited at this site. Dogs must be on a leash.. A Detailed Description of Robert E. Ryan Community Park
POINT VICENTE INTERPRETIVE CENTER
Point Vicente Interpretive Center
Photo by Ed Shea / PVNET.

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Location / Map:
31501 Palos Verdes Drive West
Rancho Palos Verdes
Phone number:
(310) 377-5370


Point Vicente Interpretive Center:

This beautiful park, located adjacent to the Pt. Vicente Lighthouse, offers recreational and educational opportunities to the public.
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The Interpretive Center opened in 1984 with a mission to present and interpret the unique features and history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The almost 10, 000 square foot newly expanded Interpretive Center, re-opened on July 15, 2006, features exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the Peninsula, with a special emphasis on the Pacific gray whale. This premier whale watch site provides spectacular opportunities to view the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale, from December through April.

Los Serenos de Point Vicente is the City’s volunteer docent organization. The City trains volunteers (docents) to lead tours inside the museum at the Interpretive Center, and to lead hikes in several Peninsula locales. If you are interested in becoming a docent, please call the Docent Coordinator at 310-544-5265.

The park grounds may be enjoyed from dawn to dusk. Picnic tables are available, however fires and barbecues are prohibited at this site. Dogs must be on a leash.
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Museum Hours:
Daily 10am – 5pm
Park grounds open until dusk.
Closed
January 1, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25

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