Leo Carrillo State Park Field Trips
Reservations are required to waive parking fees or visit the tidepools.
Guided Tidepool Program
(3rd -12th Grades) Spring
A few days each winter and spring, tidepool creatures are exposed during low or minus tides. Students on the guided program gently explore this amazing and fragile habitat where the land meets the sea. They will receive a safety orientation, an introduction to the value and preservation of the tidepools, and a tour of these animals and plants. The main theme is the importance of protecting and preserving this unique and fragile habitat and its inhabitants.
This is available only as a guided tour. Please note that the availability for guided tidepool hikes at Leo Carrillo State Park is very limited and reservations fill quickly.
Guided Ecology Program
(3rd -12th Grades)
Students will be amazed to discover the watershed, Native American history, kelp forest, sea birds, and marine animals. A visit to the sea tunnel to discuss geology (if the tide permits), a sticky experience with kelp, and a visit to the coastal bluffs culminates into an awesome and educational field trip.
Contact the State Park Interpreter:
Teachers are encouraged to visit the Park prior to their program to orient themselves.
We look forward to seeing you and your students in the park!
California State Parks, Malibu Sector Interpretation Office
39996 West Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, California 90265
310/457-8185 FAX No. 310/589-1522
Reservations for the upcoming school year start September 1st.
Reservation requests must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance.
Day use parking fees are waived for school groups with approved reservations only.
Visits are limited to two buses a day to reduce the impact on the Park’s resources.
Schools without a reservation maybe re-directed to other locations if the Park is full and pay fees.
Chaperones are required and we recommend one adult for every 6-7 students.