Mission

WHAT'S NEW

Tours

Mission San Juan Capistrano

Swallows Walk & Talk Tour
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.


Mission San Juan Capistrano

Serra Chapel Tour
Every Sunday at 11:15 a.m.

In honor of Father Serra's 300th birthday celebration, tour the Serra Chapel, the most historically significant church in California. Father Serra celebrated Mass in this chapel in 1783.



Activities


Mission Clubhouse: A Place for Inspired Learning
Open Daily
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hands-on activites include: life size basket weaving, spin the wheel of jobs, build a Roman arch and word play!
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4th Grader California Mission Report Packages
3 ways to complete your Mission Project
1) Student Package Experience - Includes student admission, FREE audio tour, access to our Mission Clubhouse, backpack program, passport explorer and mission resource book.
2) Special 4th Grader Q&A Session
Every Saturday & Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Learn all the facts you need to know for your Mission Report
3) Student Bundle Kit - For students unable to visit the Mission, the kit includes Mission San Juan Capistrano Report Workbook, Adobe Brick Making Kit, a medallion and the passport explorer.


Events

Tenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival

Tenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival
A friendly competition of young mariachi musicians celebrating talent, interpretation and inspiration within one festival.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
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Exhibits

Mission Cemetery Tribute

"Camposanto" - A Historical Tribute to the Mission Cemetery

Pays homage to the landmark Mission Cemetery, which is located east of the Serra Chapel. Historians believe the burials first began in 1781 and continued to about 1850. It is estimated that 3,400 were buried in the "Camposanto," or "Holy Field."
Open Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Debuting Saturday, October 12, 3013
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Mission Treasures Exhibit

Native American Museum and Interpretive Room

See the newly refurbished Native American Museum and Interpretive room in the West Wing Museum Building. Explore authentic artifacts, music, and interactive station. Great for all ages! Learn about the past and present.
Open Daily 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.mm.
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