Living Coast Takes Part in Coastweeks


Weekends at the Living Coast  

September 19th – October 11th, 2015 11:00am – 2:00pm

Binoculars on the beachJoin the Living Coast as we celebrate wildlife found along San Diego’s beautiful coast. Each weekend we will host fun, educational and interactive activities that show new and exciting ways to appreciate and protect the wildlife found in our own backyard! Activities are free with admission and are between 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. each weekend of Coastweeks!

See the schedule below for more details:

Living Coast Members receive complimentary admission to our COASTWEEKS celebration.

  • watershed modelSaturday, Sept. 19 & Sunday, Sept. 20: Wild about Water!
    • I Love a Clean San Diego® Coastal Cleanup (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturday)
    • Get Wet with Watersheds
    • Splash a Ray – special feed
  • Saturday, Sept. 26 & Sunday, Boystouchpool2Sept. 27: Seashore Splash!
    • Invert the Inverts– Touch Table
    • Tide-pool Touch
    • Octo and the Potato – special feed
  • Saturday, Oct. 3 & Sunday, Oct. 4: Gone Birding!
    • Explore Bird Biofacts
    • Bird Watching Stroll
    • Run with the Roadrunner – special first time opportunity to see a feeding
  • Boy Orange Shirt CrabsSaturday, Oct. 10 & Sunday, Oct.11: Crawling Crabs! 
    • Meet our Local Crustaceans
    • Shore Crab Hike (boots recommended)
    • Feast for a Lobster – special feeding

From the mountains to the coast, we are all connected! Come check out the celebration that is happening this fall at the Living Coast Discovery Center! In partnership with the California Coastal Commission, Coastweeks is a month-long celebration of our coastal habitats and water resources. For more information on Coastweeks, please visit:

Farm to Bay 2015 Wrap-Up

Living Coast Discovery Center Raised a Record-Breaking
$96,000 at our Annual Farm to Bay Event

Farm to Bay Shark & RayThe Living Coast Discovery Center raised $96,000 in net proceeds at its annual Farm to Bay event on Aug. 8, making it the most successful fundraiser in the center’s history. The funds were generated through a combination of sponsorships, ticket sales, auction proceeds and Raise the Paddle donations and will be used to support coastal wildlife, education and sustainability programs at the Living Coast throughout the year.

Sponsors included Beth Sabiston with ChameleonSDG&E, UTC Aerospace Systems–Aerostructures, Unified Port of San Diego, Sprouts Farmers Market–Chula Vista and Eastlake, Mission Federal Credit Union, BAE Systems, Baldwin & Sons, Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Republic Services, AT&T, General Dynamics NASSCO, Hoffman Hanono Insurance, Kathleen and Ben Vallejos, Miller Hull, Pacifica Companies, Seven Mile Casino, The Securities Center Inc., Waitt Foundation and Wells Fargo.

Farm to Bay is the only San Diego tasting event set within a protected national wildlife refuge, where guests can enjoy a unique, intimate nature and wildlife experience alongside dozens of native species.

Volunteers as Farm to BayIn keeping with the Living Coast’s commitment to the environment, the Farm to Bay Event Committee, led by the City of Chula Vista Sustainability Task Force, has taken the necessary steps towards producing a zero-waste event. This year, as a result of their efforts, 86 percent of event waste was recycled or composted and diverted from landfills. The team continues to build upon its successes each year by utilizing more earth-friendly materials and processes. Since 2013, overall waste has been reduced by 57 percent (819 pounds).

Check out all the photos on our Facebook page.

Thanks to our great partners!

 Food and Beverage Partners:

  • 1500 Ocean at Hotel Del Coronado
  • Agave Coffee and Café
  • Bread & Cie Bakery
  • Cool Down Coffee
  • Eclipse Chocolate Bar & Bistro
  • Kitchen 4140
  • Mistral at Loews Coronado Bay Resort
  • Rubio’s Coastal Grill
  • Seasons Restaurant at Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara
  • Sprouts Farmers Market, Chula Vista and Eastlake
  • Sushi on a Roll
  • Suzie’s Farm
  • Tabletop Commons
  • The Fishery
  • Tidal at Paradise Point Resort
  • Trader Joe’s Eastlake
  • Truffle Gateau
  • Viva Pops
  • Waypoint Public
  • ZICO Premium Coconut Water


  • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
  • Bay Bridge Brewing
  • Duck Foot Brewing Company
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company
  • Mike Hess Brewing
  • Rough Draft Brewing Company
  • The Lost Abbey


  • California Fruit Wine
  • Quigley Fine Wines
  • Wiens Family Cellars


  • Azunia Tequila
  • Greenbar Craft Distillery
  • Kill Devil Spirit Co.
  • Kindred Distilled Spirits
  • Old Harbor Distilling Co.

Owl-O-Ween 2015

Owl-O-Ween at the Living Coast 5-8 PM October 24th, 2015

OwlOWeen LogoNothing’s as spooky as Owl-O-Ween at the Living Coast Discovery Center. And by spooky, we mean fun, hands-on, and sometimes gross, science! Help us celebrate everything October and learn about cool critters found right here on the Sweetwater Marsh. This fun Family Science Night is after hours — when some animals prefer to come out — on Saturday, October 24th from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Join us — in the dark! — for fun, exciting, and educational adventures for the whole family. Wear a costume, or just comfortable clothes, and join us for…

owl-o-weenCool Halloween-Themed Mayhem:

  • Gross science experiments with “Dr. Eww!”
  • Tricks and treats
  • Dance party with Halloween music
  • Spooky story times
  • After dark trail walks
  • Animal meet-and-greets

Owl o weenEnter the costume contest, with awards for:

  • Best animal costume
  • Best homemade costume
  • Best family/group costumes
  • Most ‘hawk-ward’ costume (hawkward= awkward)


General Admission October 18th-October 24th:
Children (4-17) – $15.00
Adults (18+) – $10.00
Members (4+) – $10.00

Tickets sold at the door? Only if we don’t sell out…. No guarantees!

Event Brite Logo For tickets, visit our EventBrite link:


Join us for Owl-O-Ween festivities and to meet our resident Living Coast Owls (and kids dressed like owls), like these: