SuperWild-Themed Sleepovers

SuperWild-Themed Sleepovers Two Super Wild Snooze Overnight Adventures at the Living Coast Living Coast Discovery Center’s Family Overnight Adventures are one-of-a-kind experiences, for kids and adults, that include a full evening of fun activities and animal encounters finished with a movie and cozy indoor camping. Seasonal Snooze participants will explore the new critters of our Seasonal exhibit after dark, through animal encounters, feedings and
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SuperWild-Themed Spring Day Camps

SuperWild-Themed Spring Day Camps This Spring, we offer your kids a super sneak peak at the animals of the SuperWild seasonal exhibit by providing SuperWild Day Camp adventures.  Your kids can be first to interact with the new Animal Ambassadors we’ve gathered for this exhibit that showcases the various Super Powers that animals possess. Animals like… Animal Super Power Blue White’s Tree Frog Invisibility
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Spring Day Camps for Kids and Teens

Living Coast’s Spring Day Camps March 23 — April 3 Spring Break is coming and the Living Coast Discovery Center has super fun, super educational Day Camps for kids (4-12) and Bio Days for teens (13-18)! Check out the Spring Day Camp Schedule below, tips for getting your teen involved in Bio Days above that, and New for Spring camps right here. For more
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Sea Urchins’ Teeth and Aristotle’s Lantern

Sea Urchins’ Teeth and Aristotle’s Lantern Did you know? The Purple Sea Urchin has protective large spines, pincers (called pedicellariae), tube feet and five teeth, arranged in a circle at the bottom of its body, that it uses to scrape algae from rock surfaces?  At the Living Coast, you can find Purple Sea Urchins (like those pictured here) and Red Sea Urchins in the
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Did You Know? Tarantula

Did You Know? Tarantula Did you know that Tarantulas will go bald on their thorax as they age? Did you know that Tarantulas have re-tractable claws, just like cats? Tarantulas also have tiny hairs on the back of their abdomen and back legs that will stick to a predator if disturbed. These tiny hairs ITCH, making the predator think twice about bothering it again.
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Did you Know? Moray Eels

Did you Know? Moray Eels Here are five things you need to know about Moray Eels — and one extra Living Coast tidbit. The moray eel gets its color from the protective mucus it secretes that covers its body. This mucus contains a substance that is toxic to some species. This fish has poor eyesight but a very good sense of smell. Morays hatch
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March 7: Birds and Books with Bernd Heinrich

March 7: Birds and Books with Bernd Heinrich The San Diego Audubon Society presents Birds and Books at Living Coast Discovery Center, as part of their 19th Annual San Diego Bird Festival. The talk, by Bernd Heinrich, author of The Homing Instinct, will take place at the Living Coast on Saturday, March 7th from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Birds and Books is free with admission to
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Where at LCDC

Where at LCDC Have you heard of Carmen San Diego? It’s a game kids play while secretly learning geography. We’ve got our own version here at the Living Coast: can you guess where at LCDC you can find these fish? Scroll Down for more hints…                    The Discovery Center Gallery covers our coastal habitat from the
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In the News: KPBS looks at Fins & Feathers

In the News: KPBS looks at Fins & Feathers Dwane Brown came to the Living Coast recently where we discussed which traits humans share with fish, and how wetlands and habitat losses affect local bird communities. Check out the story about Our Wild San Diego below!


Did You Know? Steelhead Trout

Did You Know? Steeelhead Trout Did You Know? is a series of brief posts designed to encourage you to care as much as we do about coastal animals, plants and habitats. Did you know that Steelhead Trout have super strength, speed and leaping ability? Steelheads can go from 0 to 23 Miles Per Hour in a second. By comparison, a 2015 Lamborghini Huracan goes
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