Adjacent to the Pt Vincente Lighthouse is the Pt Vincente Interpretive Center ... learn about our native marine life

Adjacent to the Pt Vincente Lighthouse is the Interpretive Center where all ages can learn about our native marine life. This natural history center sits on a bluff surrounded by a panorama of ocean as far as the eye can see. 




On its west edge, jagged cliffs lead to rocky shores that are relentlessly pounded with turbulent surf, and rolling hills to the east present a more serene backdrop. 




This spot is one of the more perfect wedding locations on the Peninsula, making a beautiful backdrop for the wedding photos and creating unforgettable memories. 




Nature walks line the cliffs and picnic areas, and grassy knolls in the park are available to the public from dawn to dusk. 




Let this natural history museum bring you back to the peninsula's formation, making sense of what makes this area so unique.

The landscape outside is just the right setting for what you find inside the museum. Exhibits of natural habitat of marine life, particularly the Pacific Gray whale, are showcased here. 

Whale watching enthusiasts come here for the prime whale watch sites along the cliffs to view the annual migration between December and April. 

The Pt Vincente Interpretive Center was first opened in 1984. It was created to present and interpret the unique features and history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and bring an awareness of its natural and cultural history. An expanded version of the center reopened in 2006 and provides a great deal of enjoyment for all. 


The Marineland of the Pacific Museum ...

And, for those of us old enough to remember Marineland of the Pacific, there is a wonderful tribute to the once great oceanarium that made its home here. Exhibits with Marineland memorabilia, memory books to sign and log your own story, and old keepsakes make up the walk down memory lane. 


For my memories of Marineland of the Pacific and displays at the Interpretive Center, click here. 


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