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11:00 a.m. Shark & Ray Feeding

1:30 p.m.  Shark & Ray Feeding

2:00 p.m.  Turtle Feeding

2:30 p.m.   Eagle Feeding



Other Adventures (free with admission)

Backpack Trail Walk- Saturdays 12:30 p.m.*
Enjoy an interactive, guided trail walk with one of our wildlife educators. You’ll get binoculars, bird ID sheets, and more. We’ll learn about the natural flora & fauna and talk about the history of the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. This program is generously sponsored by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 

*Subject to availability. If a wildlife educator is unavailable, the trail walk is self-guided. Backpacks can be checked out from the front desk for free any day. 

Composting- Sundays 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Come join the fun, learn all about the wonders of soils, and get discounts on outdoor composting units. We’ll cover practical ways to set up home composting systems in order to organically beautify our landscape and lessen our ecological footprint! This program is generously sponsored by the City of Chula Vista. Learn more.


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We host family-friendly, educational, and interactive events throughout the year. Get up close with our resident animal ambassadors and learn about local Southern California wildlife. Check out our Events Calendar to find out what’s coming up! 



VIP Animal EncountersVIP Animal Encounters

Feed a turtle, touch a snake, feed the sharks & rays, or say hello to an owl, falcon, or hawk! Learn More.

 As soon as we got home we were researching owls, where they live, what they eat, and what types live close to us. I love when experiences lead to learning and questions. –Danielle Simms