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Living Coast Discovery Center

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Business hours

Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Living Coast Discovery Center is a natural treasure on San Diego Bay. Our nonprofit zoo and aquarium is uniquely situated on the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, offering visitors an ideal setting in which to explore the amazing animals and plants that call our coastal region home.

With a diverse collection of animal ambassadors and hands-on, interactive exhibits, the Discovery Center inspires curiosity and exploration of the living earth in guests of all ages. Plan a day visit. Attend a day camp. Make a field trip. Volunteer your time. Discover what inspires you.

The Living Coast Discover Center, where wonder comes naturally on San Diego Bay.

Founded by the City of Chula Vista in 1987, the center transitioned to a nonprofit organization in 2010 and was re-branded as the Living Coast Discovery Center in 2012 in anticipation of its 25th anniversary.

Hours: 10 am-4pm daily; and 9 am-5pm from June 11-July 29

Admission:
$14 Adults (18-64)
$9 Children (4-17)
Free Children (0-3)
$9 Seniors (65+)
$9 Students (18+ w/ID)
Military - 20% Discount
Group Rate - 20% Discount
(reservation required for groups)

Living Coast Discovery Center (formerly Chula Vista Nature Center) is on Facebook.

Upcoming events at Living Coast Discovery Center

jul 9

International Save The Vaquita Day - Chula Vista

Date Saturday, July 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost Free
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

Farm To Bay

Saturday, Aug. 6
4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Animals

Ongoing events at Living Coast Discovery Center

Event Time Category

Coastweeks At Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Coastweeks At Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Coastweeks At Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Coastweeks At Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Coastweeks At Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Coastweeks At Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Coastweeks At Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Coastweeks At The Living Coast

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Animals

Coastweeks At The Living Coast

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Animals

Living Coast Discovery Center Nature Day Camps

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Living Coast Discovery Center Nature Day Camps

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Living Coast Discovery Center Nature Day Camps

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Living Coast Discovery Center Nature Day Camps

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Living Coast Discovery Center Nature Day Camps

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Living Coast Discovery Center Summer Day Camps

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Living Coast Discovery Center Summer Day Camps

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Living Coast Discovery Center Summer Day Camps

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Living Coast Discovery Center Summer Day Camps

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Living Coast Discovery Center Summer Day Camps

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Passport To The Pacific: A Tour Around The World’s Largest Ocean

Every Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Passport To The Pacific: A Tour Around The World’s Largest Ocean

Every Monday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Passport To The Pacific: A Tour Around The World’s Largest Ocean

Every Tuesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Passport To The Pacific: A Tour Around The World’s Largest Ocean

Every Wednesday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Passport To The Pacific: A Tour Around The World’s Largest Ocean

Every Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Passport To The Pacific: A Tour Around The World’s Largest Ocean

Every Friday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Passport To The Pacific: A Tour Around The World’s Largest Ocean

Every Saturday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Summer Day Camps At The Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Summer Day Camps At The Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Summer Day Camps At The Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 4:30 a.m. Animals

Summer Day Camps At The Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

Summer Day Camps At The Living Coast Discovery Center

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Animals

'SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super-Powers'

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super-Powers'

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super-Powers'

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super-Powers'

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super-Powers'

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super-Powers'

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

'SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super-Powers'

Every Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Animals

Past events