The Nature Interpretive Center is located adjacent to the CNLM Dana Point Preserve, at the end of Green Lantern. The facility includes educational, management and operational space designed as a visitor center for the Conservation Areas.
The Center includes an interactive Kid’s Corner, a diorama of the Headlands habitat, displays of the many animals that inhabit the surrounding conservation areas, historical photos of the Headlands and Dana Point Harbor, and a mural of Richard Henry Dana’s visit in 1834-36.
The Center is staffed by a trained biologist, an intern, and a group of dedicated volunteers. In addition to the center’s displays, monthly tours are opened to the public. Tours are offered on each of the first three Saturdays of the month (weather permitting). Tours include a Nature Tour, a Whale Walk & Talk, and a Historical Walk. School and Community groups are welcome and tours are designed to accommodate their interests.