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Friday, July 12, 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

Adventure Sleepover: Night at the Mission
Friday, July 12, 2013
Friday - Saturday
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Mission San Juan Capistrano is pleased to offer adventurous sleepover of camping overnight on Mission grounds for kids with their parents. The sleepover includes dinner, activities and breakfast the following morning.

Cost Details: $70 non-members, $60 for members, and $55 per individual in groups of 4+
Phone: (949) 234-1306
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Special Events

Mission Store: Grand Opening Members Only
Friday, July 12, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Mission Store will have a variety of products to offer visitors, members, and travelers including religious medals, artwork depicting saints and icons, ornaments, post cards, crosses, devotional items, garden themed products, vintage California items, architecture inspired items, swallows inspired items, world arts inspired items, silver and silver over gold jewelry, sustainable items, and items recycled and reinvented creatively for a second life.

The store will feature seasonal and holiday items such as Christmas gifts, organic or natural materials items for clothing, caps, bags, wedding, baptism, anniversary gifts, frames, platters, candlesticks, and more. Members will receive 10% off of their purchases and invitations for special events. Additional discounts will be offered via shopping passes given throughout the year. All proceeds will be directed to support Mission San Juan Capistrano.


Community Day for Residents of Fullerton, Los Alamitos, Orange and Santa Ana
Friday, July 12, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mission San Juan Capistrano offers a 2 for 1 Celebrating Communities program; one admission free with one paid adult admission.

Adult admission purchase and proof of residency (driver’s license, utility bill, etc.) is required.

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Summer Camp Programs - Session I Clay Camp
Friday, July 12, 2013
Two Week Session
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Come join the fun and play with clay! Students will learn both ceramic handbuilding techniques and how to throw clay on the wheel!

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Daily Activities

South Wing Interpretative Exhibit
Friday, July 12, 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
Friday, July 12, 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
Friday, July 12, 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
Friday, July 12, 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
Friday, July 12, 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
Friday, July 12, 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
Friday, July 12, 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
Friday, July 12, 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
Friday, July 12, 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
Friday, July 12, 2013
Daily at 3:30 p.m.
Cost Details: This event is free with paid admission to the Mission