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What to Expect:

Location & Directions:
1000 Gunpowder Point Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91910-1201
Location Map
(619) 409-5900  |  (619) 409-5910 (fax)

The Living Coast Discovery Center is located on San Diego Bay approximately seven miles south of downtown San Diego and seven miles north of the international border. Access to the facility is available from the public parking lot via free, convenient shuttles.

Driving Directions: From Interstate 5, take the E Street exit in Chula Vista and go west.  Follow the signs to the Discovery Center’s parking lot and wait for complimentary shuttle.

San Diego Trolley: Take the San Diego Trolley to the Bayfront/E Street Trolley Station and find the “Living Coast” Bus Stop. Simply call (619) 409-5900 to request our shuttle to come pick you up.

Once you park, wait for our complimentary shuttle which arrives approximately every 15 minutes to transport you to and from the Living Coast. The last shuttle leaves the Living Coast at 5:00 p.m. 

Everyday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Admission Prices
Adults               $14 
Children (4-17) $9 
Children (0-3)   Free 
Seniors (65+)   $9 
Students (ID)   $9 
Military (active, retired, veteran) – 50% off (w/ID)*
First Responders (fire, police, EMT) – 50% off (w/ID)*
20% Discount for Families of Military & First Responders*
Group Rate – 20% Discount (reservation required for groups)*

For additional promotional admission discounts, please click here

*Rate discounts cannot be combined with any other coupons or offers

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(Admission fees subject to change)


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