Living Coast - Animal Encounters - Barn Owl

(Updated October 2023)

Open Wednesday-Sunday, No Reservation Required!

We are open to the public Wednesday-Sunday from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. No reservations or advanced tickets are required.

Masks are recommended for all guests, program participants, and shuttle passengers.


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 that 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. 

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Schools, Educators, & Community Programs

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Our Wild San Diego Outreaches

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 for questions regarding this program.