Tour Mission San Juan Capistrano and gardens from the comfort of your own home with our 360° Architectural and Historical Views Video Series! Or explore the Mission landmark with an expert Mission guide walking you through the grounds during a fun and interactive virtual Field Trip experience. Mark your calendars and join us every other month virtually for our Live Online Art Lessons.
Live Guided Virtual Field Trip
During this interactive virtual tour experience a Mission guide will lead your class on an exclusive tour of the Mission, exploring history and highlighting special historic artifacts and one-of-a-kind Mission locations such as the Serra Chapel and the Ruins of the Great Stone Church. This program is a private experience for the class/school that has booked and will not be open to other classes/schools to join. This program is designed to be taught as a Zoom Meeting experience (where students can see and hear each other) for groups of up to 70 students at a time. Program aligns with CA HSS (3.2.1 ,3.2.2 ,3.2.4,
3.3.1, 3.3.2; 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6).
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Capacity: Maximum of 2 classes of up to 35 students each per session
360° Architectural and Historical Views Video Series
Experience the history and beauty of the Mission as if you were standing here! From 360 degree sweeping views of the Mission grounds to up close, never before seen views of architecture and artifacts, you’ll see the Mission from every angle in 28 video clips. These can be viewed on a computer, mobile devices or VR headset.
Duration: Approximately 3 minutes (per video clip)
Online Adult Audio Tour
The online adult audio tour features music, history and storytelling bringing to life the “Jewel of the Missions.”
Preview the Audio Tour (English):
How to Use the Audio Wand
What is a Mission? — Founding Document
Stop 2 Additional Information
Mission Agriculture — Olive Millstone
Live Online Art Lessons
Subjects of these classes focus on various areas of the Mission such as the gardens, the Serra Chapel and the corridors. Past materials have included charcoal, watercolor and pastels. To follow along with these livestreams, visit the registration link to view the recommended art supplies.
Online Art Lessons are led by Mission Staff Artist in Residence Melanie Rayburn. These classes are designed to be enjoyed with family, friends, and classmates. They accessible to people of all ages and levels of experience and are a fun, interactive learning activity.
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