Visit the Point Vicente Interpretive Center

Reopening April 12

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is pleased to announce the Point Vicente Interpretive Center has reopened to the public in compliance with state and county health protocols. Advanced timed-entry reservations are required.

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The museum operates in compliance with state and county safety protocols, including:

  • A maximum of 20 visitors at a time (equivalent to 50% capacity as required in the state’s orange tier restrictions) and no more than six in one group. Due to the limited capacity, advanced timed-entry reservations are required. Walk-in visitors will be accommodated based on availability.
  • Mandatory masks and physical distancing
  • A one-way flow of traffic
  • Hand-sanitizing stations
  • Safety protocol signage
  • Frequent cleaning

Visitors exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and postpone their visit.

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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 will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting April 12. Admission is free. A reopening date for the gift shop is to be announced and event space remains closed and unavailable for rentals due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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.