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Living Coast Discovery Center

Living Coast Discovery Center

Discover some of the most diverse flora and fauna at the Living Coast Discovery Center. This center is a natural treasure in San Diego Bay. Get inspired by the hands-on, interactive exhibits and explore the vast collection of animals and plants of coastal California.

1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA , 91910
Distance from Hotel: 6.9 miles


  • Mon - Sun - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • (Currently closed due to COVID-19)


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


  • Virtual Animal Encounters
  • Online Wildlife Workshop


  • Guest Adventures
  • Animal Encounters
  • Composting Classes
  • Wildlife Camps
  • Field Trips
  • Guided Group tours
  • Scout Badge Program
  • Community Outreach

What are the exhibits at the living coast discovery center?

There are various exhibits of amazing wildlife at the Living Coast Discovery Center. Go nose to nose with local marine life, reptiles, and other native creatures like seahorses, jellies, eels, sharks, lobsters, crabs, octopus, sea stars, snakes, lizards, and more.

What are guest adventures?

Guest Adventures at the Living Coast Discovery Center include animal and bird feeding, public talks, interactive, guided trail hikes with wildlife educators, sweetwater bird walks, wildlife guided tours, and composting workshops.