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Mission San Juan Capistrano

Historic landmark: the 7th of 21 missions statewide


Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded more than two hundred years ago as the 7th of 21 missions statewide, and one with a chapel still standing where Fr. Serra once celebrated Mass. Known as the “Jewel of the Missions,” Mission San Juan Capistrano is a historic landmark and museum that boasts of quality permanent exhibits featuring original artifacts as well as traveling and temporary exhibits on a wide variety of topics.

Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded more than two hundred years ago as the 7th of 21 missions statewide, and one with a chapel still standing where Fr. Serra once celebrated Mass. Known as the “Jewel of the Missions,” Mission San Juan Capistrano is a historic landmark and museum that boasts of quality permanent exhibits featuring original artifacts as well as traveling and temporary exhibits on a wide variety of topics.


Other family activities available at the mission:


Award Winning- Adult Audio Tour:

Voices of the Mission Free with adult admission

Available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Vietnamese. Features music, history and storytelling about California history and uncovers the Jewel of the missions.


Children Audio Tour- Saved by the Mission Bell:

A Child’s Journey Through California’s History

Free with child admission.

Available in English and Spanish. This humorous and imaginative audio tour is designed to engage 4th graders, but appropriate for children of all ages.


Guided Tour

For individuals wanting to enhance their experience through an interpretive tour. These drop in tours are available Monday through Friday at 11:15 a.m. and 1:00pm, Saturdays at 11:15am and 2:15pm, Sundays at 2:15pm.. They do not require an advance reservation. Minimum group size needed to proceed.


Koi Fish Feeding

Daily at 12:45pm. $1 per person.


Curiosity Carts

Every Tuesday & Thursdays

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Each educational cart offers close-up learning for students and visitors interested in seeing items up close. Items include branding irons, spurs, horseshoes, hides, candles, pottery shards and objects used by the Juaneno Indians. Free with paid admission to the Mission.


Native American Basket Weaving

Wednesdays (1st & 3rd of each month)

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Experience the art of basket weaving at Mission San Juan Capistrano on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Learn the traditions and capture the culture of basket weaving. Free with paid admission to the Mission.


Garden Tours

Wednesdays

10:00 AM & 10:30 AM

Cost Details: This event is free with paid admission to the Mission

  • Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • 26801 Ortega Hwy
  • San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Phone: (949) 234-1300

Website: Click to Visit

Friday, October 20, 2017 : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Note: Closes early on Good Friday and Christmas Eve.

Suitable for: 5 - 17

  • Ages 0 - 3: Free
  • Ages 4 - 11: $6.00
  • Ages 12 and over: $9.00

Note: Prices include audio tour

Military.

Street parking. Plenty of free public parking close to the Mission.

Museums, Homeschooling
Activity Name Next Occurrence Suitable Ages
10/21/2017 3 - 17
12/02/2017 0 - 17

Event dates, times and cost are subject to change without notice. Before heading out, please contact the event organizer to verify the information provided. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact the event organizer directly.

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