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PVIC Closed

Point Vicente Interpretive Center Temporarily Closed

Due to the ongoing increase in transmission of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County and out of an abundance of caution to protect the health and well-being of the public and employees, the Point Vicente Interpretive Center museum and gift shop will be closed to the public starting January 5, 2022 through at the least the remainder of the month. The facility remains available for rentals in accordance with L.A. County COVID-19 safety protocols for private events. If you have questions, please email

Are you interested in booking a wedding or event at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center? Click the button below to book a tour of the Sunset Room. For more information, visit the Facility's main page.

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About the Point Vicente Interpretive Center

The Point Vicente 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 expanded museum, reopened in July 2006, features exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the Peninsula, with a special emphasis on the Pacific gray whale. Tours are led by members of the docent volunteer organization Los Serenos de Point Vicente, however, tours will be unavailable until museums can operate at increased capacity. This premier whale watch site provides spectacular opportunities to view the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale from December through mid-May. 

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center is located at 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West in Rancho Palos Verdes and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Admission is free.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in programs, services, activities and meetings, contact the City's ADA Coordinator/Risk Manager at 310-683-3157,, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, at least 48 hours in advance to request an auxiliary aid or accommodation.