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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Open Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Closed at noon Good Friday and Christmas Eve.
The historic Mission reserves the right to close due to weather conditions.
On rainy days, please call (949) 234-1300 to check hours of operation.
Mission San Juan Capistrano Signature Events

Ninth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival
Saturday, May 11, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mission San Juan Capistrano presents with the generous support of the Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation the Ninth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival. Join us for this celebration of musical talent, interpretation and inspiration in the beautiful Mission Courtyard.

Bells will ring upon opening. Our story begins in 1775, when Mission San Juan Capistrano was first founded by Father Lasuen, on October 19th. Weeks later, the founding party left San Juan Capistrano to help their colleagues in San Diego after receiving word of a revolt occuring there.

Once things had settled in San Diego, Father Junipero Serra, a Franciscan priest over 50 years old when he traveled from New Spain (now Mexico) to Alta California, personally led a party to re-found Mission San Juan Capistrano on All Saints Day, November 1, 1776.

Cost Details: This event is free with paid admission to the Mission
Location: Central Courtyard
Phone: (949) 234-1300
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Special Events

Teacher Appreciation Day 2nd Saturday of the month
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Every second Saturday of the month.
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost Details: This event is free with paid admission to the Mission
Today's Highlights

Panning for Gold
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Daily
M-F 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Weekends 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Try your luck at finding gold in our custom-designed Mission trough. We’ll supply the pan and the “gold” – you roll up your sleeves and pan your way to riches!

Cost: $3.00
Cost Details: $3.00 per person, $1.00 for members
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Adobe Brick Making
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Daily
M-F 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Weekends 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join the fun! During this hands-on activity, kids are encouraged to make and build their own adobe brick. Examine the daily lives of Mission Native Americans. Students and adults will delight in the historic fun.

Cost Details: $3.00 per person, $1.00 for members

4th Grader Q&A Session
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Every Saturday & Sunday
3:00 p.m.
New! Special 4th Grader Q&A. Learn the facts for your Mission Report.

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

South Wing Interpretative Exhibit
Saturday, May 11, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The new exhibit highlights the lives of the padres who lived in the South Wing of the Mission during the 18th century.

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

Voices of the Mission Audio Tours
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Daily
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Daily
Award-winning Adult Audio Tours included with paid Adult and Senior admission in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Vietnamese

Cost Details: Audio Tours are free with paid adult & senior admission to the Mission
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Child Audio Tour: Saved By The Mission Bell
Saturday, May 11, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A Child’s Journey Through California’s History. Available in English and Spanish. This humorous and imaginative audio tour is designed to engage 4th graders, but appropriate for children of all ages.

Cost Details: Free with cost of admission
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Plein-Air Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Daily
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mission San Juan Capistrano is proud to partner with longtime Mission supporter Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith to display reproductions of historic plein-air paintings from her private collection at the Irvine Museum

Cost Details: This event is free with paid admission to the Mission
Location: Soldiers Barracks Gallery
Phone: (949) 234-1315
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Guided Tour
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Monday - Sunday
M-F - 11:15 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Saturdays - 11:15 a.m. & 2:15 p.m. Sundays - 2:15 p.m.
Cost: $2 - $3
Cost Details: $2 for Members; $3 Adult/$2 Child for Non Members, in addition to museum admission
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Koi Fish Feeding
Saturday, May 11, 2013
12:45 PM
Help us feed our koi fish friends! Visitors may meet us at one of two courtyard fountains to participate in and enjoy this daily activity. Fish food provided.

Cost Details: $1.00 per person, free to Preservation Society Members
Phone: 949-234-1300
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Mission Treasures: Historical Collection Revealed
Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Featuring historic artifacts, precious and rare paintings, religious artifacts, documents and more related to the history of the Mission.

Cost Details: This event is free with paid admission to the Mission
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Swallows Walk & Talk Tour
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Daily at 1:00 p.m.
Learn the facts about cliff swallows, view the swallows vocalization experiment and hear the legend of the Swallows of Capistrano.

Cost: $2 - $3
Cost Details: $2 for Members; $3 Adult/$2 Child for Non Members, in addition to museum admission

In Tribute Bell Ringing for Friar Junipero Serra
Saturday, May 11, 2013
9:00 a.m.
Honoring the legacy of Friar Junipero Serra who founded Mission San Juan Capistrano in 1776 the bells will ring daily at 9:00 a.m.

Cost Details: This event is free with paid admission to the Mission
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General Q & A Session
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Daily at 3:30 p.m.
Cost Details: This event is free with paid admission to the Mission