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The Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Channel Islands National Park

1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4354
+1 805-658-5730
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SHARKS! Lobster, poisonous fish, and more in the living exhibit

Call the center to find out what time the ranger will be speaking and FEEDING the fish in the main... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lee T
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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park headquarters with a great tide pool exhibit and film about the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cavydad
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Camarillo, California
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1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001-4354
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Call the center to find out what time the ranger will be speaking and FEEDING the fish in the main exhibit tank! Enjoy the movie, static exhibits, and knowledgeable staff. Even if you can't take a boat out to the actual park, enjoy the center...More

Thank Lee T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Channel Islands National Park headquarters with a great tide pool exhibit and film about the Islands. Most visitors do not make it to the offshore islands and this facity does a good job of exposing visitors to the wonders of the Channel Islands.

Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great was to see what Channel Islands NP has to offer. There are fantastic exhibits and films shown (for free). The national park service does not run ferry boats out to the islands. A private company called Island Packers takes care of...More

Thank JNFII
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visited the Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center before and after our day trip to Santa Cruz island. It is a modern, thoughtfully designed visitor center. There are great views of the harbor from the lovely landscaped grounds. Inside you can watch an educational...More

Thank Kiamom
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I was so happy to get answers to all my questions. They had exhibits of the island foxes and the island scrub Jay. The volunteers were more than happy to answer my questions. The exhibits are fantastic.

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The visitor centre is a good introduction to the Channel Islands Park. The rangers and volunteers are pleasant and informative. Unfortunately, the film was broken on the day we visited.

Thank svr00m
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This visitor center has a film, nice rangers, a good though small exhibit for both kids and adults, an observation tower, and fun ranger-led talks! We could not take the boat tour of the islands, so the visitor center was the next best thing. Small...More

Thank tkii
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The visitor's center is your typical visitor's center. However, the view across the street of the beach is amazing. On a clear day, I'm sure you can see the Channel Islands. Even if it's not clear, the beach is amazing.

3  Thank Cora W
Reviewed 12 April 2017

great information and a must if going to channel islands. Island Packers great choice to use. Very informative.

Thank punnkin
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Can't make it to the Channel Islands? The next best thing is a visit to the Visitor Center on the mainland. Right outside the center is the Island Garden. It is small but is beautifully landscaped with native plants found on the islands. There is...More

2  Thank J-Seagal
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