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 Classes Start Again January 23rd – 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 its 2nd California Naturalist program in the South Bay beginning January 23rd and running through April 30th.

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 and include 3 field trips whose places have yet to be determined.   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 2016

Museum Closed on Sunday, June 14th

The museum will be closed on June 14th.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Summer Saturdays Start on June 20th

Bring your children to the Rancho this summer to take part in our summer Saturdays at the Dominguez Rancho program.  The second Saturday  afternoons of each of the three summer months (June, July, August) are devoted to fun and creative activities just for kids.  Each class is from 1pm to 3pm.

6/20 – Paint a Pot

7/18 – Mosaics and More

8/15 – Herbs and More

All the classes are free and open to all ages and are 1pm to 3pm.

The museum participates in Old Fort MacArthur Days in July

The museum is excited to participate for the 6th year in Old Fort MacArthur  Days at Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro.   The hours of this year’s show are 10am–4pm on July 11th and 12th. This is the 1st year the museum is participating as full period camp.  The theme is the early 1800s or Spanish Colonial period in California.  What does this mean?  It means that the camp will represent this period down to the tiniest detail.  There will be no cell phones, plastic water bottles etc.  Come out and see the museum’s camp and the other wonderful camps.

Museum Speaker Series Kicks Off Saturday, 5/16

Join us for the museum’s Spring/Summer speaker series that starts next Saturday the 16th.  Our speaker series includes:

May 16th – Central Americans in Los Angeles and the speaker is Rosamaria Segura

July 25th – Filipinos in Carson and the South Bay and Hawaiians in Los Angeles. The speakers are Florante Peter & Roselyn Estepa Ibanez, Elizabeth “Nani” Nihipali, Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo, Christian Hanz Lozada, Cheryl Villareal Roberts, and Lorelie Santonil Olaes

August 22nd – Farming in Torrance and the South Bay and the speaker is Judith Gerber

All talks are 1pm to 3pm and include the talk, book signing, and light refreshments.  There is a suggested donation of $4.

For more information, check out the event pages for each talk or call the museum at (310) 603-0088

  • Upcoming Events

    Jul
    11
    Sat
    8:30 am Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 11 @ 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[...]
    10:00 am Old Fort MacArthur Days @ Fort MacArthur Museum
    Old Fort MacArthur Days @ Fort MacArthur Museum
    Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    The museum is excited to participate for the 6th year in Old Fort MacArthur Days at Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro.  This is the west’s largest continually running re-enactment and living history timeline event![...]
    11:00 am Volunteer Open House @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Volunteer Open House @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Join us at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum on July 11th from 11am to 1pm for a fun and interactive volunteer open house.  Our volunteer open house will offer you a chance to learn about the[...]
    Jul
    12
    Sun
    10:00 am Old Fort MacArthur Days @ Fort MacArthur Museum
    Old Fort MacArthur Days @ Fort MacArthur Museum
    Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    The museum is excited to participate for the 6th year in Old Fort MacArthur Days at Fort MacArthur Museum in San Pedro.  This is the west’s largest continually running re-enactment and living history timeline event![...]
    Jul
    18
    Sat
    1:00 pm Summer Saturdays at the Rancho: ... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Summer Saturdays at the Rancho: ... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Make your kid’s Saturdays full of fun and learning this summer! Throughout the three months of the summer there will be Summer Saturday activities for children where they get hands-on experiences while learning a lot.[...]
    Jul
    25
    Sat
    11:00 am Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro dedicated to the six Dominguez daughters.  Visit the Maria de la Reyes rose garden, Guadalupe Monarch butterfly and California native[...]
    12:00 pm Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 25 @ 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[...]
    1:00 pm Speaker Series: Filipinos in Car... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Speaker Series: Filipinos in Car... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    This is the 2nd installment in the museum’s Spring/Summer Speaker Series and features two topics: “Filipinos in Carson and the South Bay”  and”Hawaiians in Los Angeles.” The talk will be given by Florante Peter &[...]


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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

    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

    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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