Interpretive Center

Yesterday, we went to the newly-renovated Point Vicente Interpretive Center. Located at the southwestern tip of the Palos Verdes peninsula, the center’s main focus is on marine wildlife including whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions and waterfowl. They also have an exhibit dedicated to the US Coast Guard. We enjoyed our visit, especially the 20 minute video about whales and other sea life.

I snapped this picture of a raven swooping over the cliffs by the whale watching area.

RPV marine facility is set to reopen

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center, featuring new decor and exhibits on whales, sharks and dolphins, admits visitors Saturday for the first time in seven years.

The Point Vicente Interpretive Center in Rancho Palos Verdes has always been known as a good place to see whales. But the newly expanded center, which opens Saturday after seven years of work, takes things to a whole new level.

There are stone whales embedded in the ground, fiberglass whales hanging from the ceiling and painted whales on the walls. “It’s breathtaking,” said manager Holly Starr, who joined the center shortly before it closed in 1999.

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1 Comment

  1. Verna and Bob's Weblog said,

    April 24, 2007 @ 07:05:57

    A California Brown Pelican…

    I took this shot last Saturday from the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. As we stood there on the cliffs watching the waves, this handsome bird soared just overhead as it rode the updrafts above the cliffs.
    The Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis …

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