Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum



California’s State Historic Landmark No.152

National Register of Historic Places

The mission of the Friends of Rancho San Pedro is to preserve and increase community awareness of early California history as it relates to the Dominguez family, homestead adobe and the Rancho San Pedro, the first Spanish land grant in California. This is accomplished through educational programs and the operation of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum.

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California Naturalist Comes to the South Bay – Register Now!

Do you enjoy learning about the natural world?   Would you like to learn about the amazing and unique ecology of California?  If so, consider becoming a California Naturalist!

The Museum is hosting the 1st California Naturalist program in the South Bay beginning January 24th and running through April 25th.

California Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship.

These classes cover the natural and cultural history of California, with an in-depth look at our South Bay ecology. Through field trips, classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, participants will observe and learn about the variety of plant and animal communities of our region. Through the course, participants will develop their ability to observe nature and will learn tools to improve these skills. In addition, participants will improve their communication skills by sharing knowledge with other participants and by working on a group project.

The classes will be held every Saturday from 10:00am- 1:00pm from late January through late April.  Three Saturday field trips will be on February 21, March 14, and April 18th. The cost for the course is $300.  Please see the attached flyer and registration form or click the “Register Online Now!” button to register online.

California Naturalist Program at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

California Naturalist Registration Form

Holiday Hours

The museum office and tours will be closed on the following days:

12/24 and 12/25

12/31 and 1/1

We wish everyone a beautiful, safe and peaceful holiday season!

Christmas with the Dominguez Daughters

Explore the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum this holiday season on December 13th from 3pm to 5pm.  The Adobe is decorated with lights and holiday decorations only once a year and it is a beautiful sight to see.  There will be:

  • Tours of the Adobe
  • Craft making – luminaries and cornucopia ornaments with the daughters and their friends
  • Desserts from around the world to sample
  • Community toy drive to help our local community children

Then  witness the spectacular Christmas palm tree lighting and join in the caroling!!  It is a beautiful holiday event!

Coyotita Musical at the Museum

On Saturday, December 13th at 2pm the museum is excited to partner with Teatro Dominguez from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills to host the Teatro’s folktale-based children’s musical at the museum.  Coyotita was written by Bill Deluca and Naomi Buckley and informs children about how they can help the environment.  The characters are all animals, played and sung by actors in masks and costumes.

Coyotita gets to meet creatures from the sea, the air, and the land in her quest to try and save her Yucca plants.  Children are brought onstage to join in with cleaning up their world during the song, “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.”

This is a great musical for both children and adults.  The musical is free and will be outside behind the adobe so it is a wonderful setting.

Monarch Butterfly Garden Opens to the Public

Join us on Saturday, November 15th from 10am to 1pm to see the new monarch butterfly garden in the rose garden.  The garden was created to conserve and protect monarch habitats.  The museum is a monarch waystation and a wildlife habitat.  See the garden, learn more about monarch butterflies and explore the Rancho.

  • Upcoming Events

    Feb
    7
    Sat
    1:00 pm Wreath Making Workshop @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Wreath Making Workshop @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Learn how to make your own beautiful wreath at one or all of these fun workshops.  They aren’t that hard to make and you will learn to make a wreath for any occasion,season, or holiday.[...]
    Feb
    14
    Sat
    8:30 am Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Join us at the museum for our monthly morning bird walk.  Explore many parts of the Rancho finding birds of all types.  Learn about bird journaling and keep your own journal going throughout the year[...]
    Feb
    28
    Sat
    12:00 pm Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Help the museum track the monarch butterflies in the monarch butterfly garden and surrounding gardens.  Each month help track what stage of their growth they are in and how they are doing.  Everyone gets a[...]
    Mar
    7
    Sat
    1:00 pm Speaker Series @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Speaker Series @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    This is the first installment of our 4-part speaker series. March 7th, 1pm to 3pm May 16th, 1pm to 3pm July 25th, 1pm to 3pm November 14th, 1pm to 3pm  
    Mar
    14
    Sat
    8:30 am Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Join us at the museum for our monthly morning bird walk.  Explore many parts of the Rancho finding birds of all types.  Learn about bird journaling and keep your own journal going throughout the year[...]
    Mar
    28
    Sat
    11:00 am Del Amo “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro.  Explore hidden grottos, orchards and more.  Take a peaceful stroll through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden on the tour. [...]
    12:00 pm Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Help the museum track the monarch butterflies in the monarch butterfly garden and surrounding gardens.  Each month help track what stage of their growth they are in and how they are doing.  Everyone gets a[...]
    12:00 pm Rancho Day @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Rancho Day @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Join us for Rancho day on the Rancho San Pedro.  Experience life in the 1830s before the California became part of the United States.  This fun and interactive day will focus on what life was[...]


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    Guided Tours of the Adobe Museum are Offered (Adobe is only open for guided tours):
    • First Thursday and Friday of Each Month
    • Every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday
    • Tours are at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
    • No Reservations Needed for Parties Under 10
    • Tours del adobe están disponibles en español el segundo domingo de cada mes
    • Adobe tours available in Spanish the 2nd Sunday of each month

  • Sponsors

    Watson Land Company

    The Carson Companies

    Norris Foundation

    Lantz Foundation

    Murphy Foundation

    Waste Management

    Post Alarm Systems

  • Friends of Rancho San Pedro

    Board of Directors
    • Mr. William Barger
    • Mr. Tom Huston
    • Brother Rene Lepage, C.M.F.
    • Mr. Manny Marrero
    • Mr. Tom Van Woerkom
    • Mr. John F. Watkins
    • Ms. Jean (Bird) Willard
    Honorary Member
    • Rev. Patrick J. McPolin, C.M.F.

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