Mission

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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

Holiday Crafts

Join Us For Winter Break Kids Crafts
Special winter break crafts include: lasso/jump ropes, miniature adobe brick houses, cornhusk dolls/action figures, mini coiled clay pots and arrowhead necklaces.
Friday, December 22 - January 2, 2015

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Adobe Brick Making

Now Offered Daily! Gold Panning & Adobe Brick Making
Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Events

Christmas at the Mission

Christmas at the Mission
Celebrate the holidays with Mission San Juan Capistrano! Held in conjunction with the City of San Juan Capistrano’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and community-wide holiday celebration
Saturday, December 6th, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
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Bring the family and enjoy this fun, festive and memorable evening together at the old Mission!
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Homeschool Family Day

Homeschool Family Day
Join us at the Mission for Homeschool Family Day. Now offering a discount package that includes child admission, guided tour, audio tour, panning for gold, adobe brick making, koi fish food, Mission Clubhouse ID card and passport explorer. 
Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month
Upcoming Homeschool Family Days: November 19 and December 17, 2014
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Exhibits

Mission Cemetery Tribute

LAST CHANCE! "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.
Closing permanently on Monday, January 4, 2015
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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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