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(Updated July 7, 2020)

Living Coast Discovery Center Temporarily Closed To The Public 

Due to state and local guidelines, we are once again closed to the public until further notice. We will have a small number of staff onsite to care for our animals. During this time, we hope you’ll continue to stay connected and support us through virtual channels. 


Enhance your virtual birthday/anniversary parties, meetings, and education programs with private, virtual animal programs

Looking for camps? Our Wildlife Workshop is a great online alternative that will have your child crafting and interacting with other kids while learning about wildlife. 

Discover our family-friendly wildlife series: Living Coast In Your Living Room

Watch animal videos and keep in touch on our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, & Twitter


We would like to thank the community for their support during this unprecedented time. If you have the ability, we are accepting donations to support our animal care needs during the closure. Alternatively, you can purchase a membership which will support our current operating costs while providing you unlimited admission and member benefits for an entire year, starting from the day we re-open. Please click here for membership information.

Thank you for your continued support of our mission to inspire the community to connect with and care for our coastal environment. 

Schools, Educators, & Community Programs

New Virtual Field Trips and Resources – Coming August 31st
Thanks to the generous support of Chula Vista Elementary School District and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services (Southern California Urban Refuge Program) we will be producing Virtual Field Trip Experiences and resources for you and your students. Bookmark this page for future updates.

New Virtual Wildlife Encounters for Classes
This educational opportunity comes complete with an animal encounter, guiding worksheet for students, and trained educator able to facilitate a quick 15-minute mini-lesson for your class. Students can ask their questions and record their observations as they get up-close with one of our animal ambassadors. Register here.

Our Wild San Diego Outreaches – Available Now! 
Bring scientific exploration of the natural world to your classroom with the Living Coast’s outreach program! We’ll bring hands-on activities, up-close animal interactions, dissections, scientific tools, and more! Our trained staff will wear a mask, follow all recent safety guidelines including daily temperature screening, and adhere to social distancing while on-site. Our team will work with you to follow any safety policies and procedures you require for outside vendors. Email education@thelivingcoast.org to register or for questions regarding this program.


At this time, we are not scheduling any new onsite reservations.