Jun
28
Fri
Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ King Gillete Ranch

Join a ranger and learn something cool about the many different owls in the Santa Monica Mountains. Practice your scientific exploration skills with an owl pellet dissection activity. Earn a Jr. Ranger badge and get sworn in by a ranger! Family friendly fun for all ages.

Jun
29
Sat
Bird Beak Buffet Jr. Ranger Program @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bird Beak Buffet Jr. Ranger Program @ King Gillete Ranch

How do birds eat their food? Why are beaks so many different shapes and sizes? Earn a junior ranger pin by joining a park ranger in an fun activity to discover how different beaks help birds eat many kinds of foods! Drop in any time between 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM for this 15 minute activity!

Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Join a ranger and learn something cool about the many different owls in the Santa Monica Mountains. Practice your scientific exploration skills with an owl pellet dissection activity. Earn a Jr. Ranger badge and get sworn in by a ranger! Family friendly fun for all ages.

Jun
30
Sun
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ King Gillete Ranch

Join a ranger talk about the protection and survival of the park’s last large mammal carnivores. Learn about what wildlife biologists are discovering from a 17-year study and explore the puma’s unique challenges in the nation’s largest urban park. Walk will be about 2 miles round trip. Bring sun protection, water and sturdy shoes. Meet at water fountain at Visitor Center.

Jul
5
Fri
A Mountain’s Golden Hour Sunset Hike @ Circle X Ranch Tickets
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A Mountain's Golden Hour Sunset Hike @ Circle X Ranch

Hike with Ranger Nico to say farewell to the day from Sandstone Peak, the highest point in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

During this hike, you will learn how the mountains have a relationship with people and influence our choices and daily life.

This is a 3 mile (round trip) strenuous hike. There is a 1,000 foot elevation gain.

Bring water, sturdy shoes, a headlamp, and layers for cooler temperatures. The presentation will conclude at the peak and the ranger will walk back when the sun sets. Visitors are welcome to hike back to the parking lot with Ranger Nico or stay on the peak.

Please meet at the Sandstone Peak Trailhead at 5:30 p.m. There is very little cell reception in this area. Directions are posted below.

Sunset is at 8:11 PM

Directions
12896 Yerba Buena Road, Malibu, CA, 90265 (Circle X Ranch address. Continue north 1 mile to reach the Sandstone Peak Trailhead).

To get to Circle X Ranger Station: Pacific Coast Hwy to Yerba Buena Rd. Turn inland; go 5.4 miles to Circle X Ranch contact station.
Sandstone Peak Trailhead: 1 mile north of Circle X Ranch contact station on Yerba Buena Rd. Parking lot is on left.

RSVP at https://bit.ly/2Xw3G2f

Jul
6
Sat
Movie Magic Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center Tickets
Jul 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Movie Magic Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Join our resident film enthusiast for a guided hike to view film and television locations, and learn the Hollywood history of Franklin Canyon. Franklin Canyon has been the chosen film location for Hollywood productions since the silent film era. Come and walk in the steps of Andy Griffith, Capt Kirk, and Clark Gable.
Meets outside the Sooky Goldman Nature Center.

Jr. Ranger Program: California Native Plant Scavenger Hunt @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jr. Ranger Program: California Native Plant Scavenger Hunt @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Earn your Junior Ranger pin while exploring Satwiwa’s ethno-botanic garden with Ranger Ashley. Learn how to identify some of California’s native plants and how the Chumash Native American’s once utilized them in their daily lives!

Junior Ranger Adventures @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Junior Ranger Adventures @ King Gillete Ranch

Explore the Santa Monica Mountains with a ranger and earn a junior ranger badge! On a short walk, learn how to hike safely, identify plants and animals, and use your senses to explore the world around us. Free junior ranger activity books will be available.

The program is aimed for kids 5-11 but all ages are welcome to participate. Meet at 2 PM by the fountain at the King Gillette Visitor Center.

Jul
7
Sun
Junior Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Junior Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Learn how to become a Junior Ranger for the Santa Monica Mountains. Activities include learning about the Chumash history and playing a game with a ranger.

This ranger led activity is for all ages!

Jul
12
Fri
Bird Beak Buffet Jr. Ranger Program @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Jul 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bird Beak Buffet Jr. Ranger Program @ King Gillete Ranch

How do birds eat their food? Why are beaks so many different shapes and sizes? Earn a junior ranger pin by joining a park ranger in an fun activity to discover how different beaks help birds eat many kinds of foods! Drop in any time between 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM for this 15 minute activity!