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Members arrive by 11:00 a.m. for a free member-only blue tongued skink encounter! 

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 The Big Exchange

As a part of the San Diego Museum Council, we’re able to add even greater value for our members. From May 1-31 we will take part in the Big Exchange where we team up with other Museum Council partners to offer free admission for our members to 35 local attractions.


Check out where you can visit for free with your Living Coast membership:

Barona Museum & Cultural Center

Birch Aquarium

Bonita Museum

California Surf Museum

Coronado Museum of History & Art

Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Heritage of the Americas Museum

Japanese Friendship Garden

Living Coast Discovery Center

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Mingei International Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Museum of Making Music

Museum of Photographic Arts

New Americans Museum

Oceanside Museum of Art

San Diego Archaeological Center

San Diego Art Institute

San Diego Automotive Museum

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum

San Diego History Center

San Diego Model Railroad Museum

San Diego Natural History Museum (theNAT)

The New Children’s Museum

The San Diego Museum of Art

Timken Museum of Art

USS Midway Museum

Veterans Museum at Balboa Park

Visions Art Museum

Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum

Water Conservation Garden

Whaley House Museum

Women’s Museum of California

Just show your active Living Coast membership card and photo I.D. at participating locations to receive free admission! Can’t find your membership cards? Request one online.


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Looking for more ways to enjoy the Living Coast with your family? Pick up fun self-guided games and activities at the admission counter. Or download and print from home. 

Past Member Event Date Value
Member-only Back to Nature Preview  Mar. 17 Priceless
Member-only guided bird tour Feb. 25 $50 for family of 6
Member-only red tailed hawk encounter Feb. 11 $50 for family of 6
Free admission to Birch Aquarium Jan. 1-31  $93 for family of 6
New Year's Eve Party Dec. 31 Priceless
Member-only chuckwalla encounter Nov. 19 $50 for family of 6
Member-only shark and ray feeding Oct. 22 $50 for family of 6
Member-only sea turtle feeding Oct. 1 $50 for family of 6
Member-only animal encounter featuring the hermit crab Sep. 3 $50 for family of 6
Member-only animal encounter featuring the burrowing owl Aug. 20 $50 for family of 6
Member-only animal encounter featuring the giant Pacific octopus Jul. 4 $50 for family of 6
Member-only animal encounter featuring Blue Tongued Skink Jun. 18 $50 for family of 6
Member-only Bird Talk featuring the Rainbow Lorikeet May 21 $50 for family of 6