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Join an exclusive group of Living Coast supporters who are committed to ensuring the conservation of native wildlife and inspiring the care and exploration of the living Earth.

By joining the Conservation Circle you can have a greater share in providing special memories to over 29,000 school children annually along with even more amazing member benefits.

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 Daily Feedings and Public Talks

Daily at 11:00 a.m.
Green Sea Turtle Feeding and Public Talk
Get an up-close look at endangered Eastern Pacific green sea turtles, at the Turtle Lagoon. You’ll get a cool view of the animals as they swim past in the large underwater viewing areas.  

Daily at 1:00 p.m.
Bald & Golden Eagles Feeding and Public Talk
Eagle Mesa offers visitors the chance to come face-to-face with giant birds, including a bald eagle and a golden eagle. You’ll learn how these birds take flight and stalk and catch prey with their incredible eyesight.

Daily at 1:30 p.m.
Shark & Ray Feeding and Public Talk
Ever wanted to touch a stingray? Head to the touch pools at the Shark and Ray Experience and take your turn feeling the velvety backs of the rays as they glide around their pool. Here you’ll also get to see four local species of sharks including leopard sharks, grey smoothhound sharks, horn sharks, swell sharks, and some of their co-habitants, including shovel-nose guitarfishes, bat rays, round rays, diamond rays, colorful fish, and fan-favorite Check out the multiple underwater viewing areas for some of the best views of the animals.

 Sunday’s

Sunday’s from 1:00 p.m.
Compost Workshop
Join us and learn about composting from our Horticulturist. You’ll learn what composting is, how it affects the environment, and how you can do it at home! 

Sunday’s from 2:45 p.m.
Wildlife Guided Tour*
Enjoy learning about the wildlife that calls the Living Coast Discovery Center home. Led by one of our docent volunteers, guests will get to hear stories about our animal ambassadors and learn about their wild counterparts. Depending on the group, the docent may focus on the raptors, shorebirds, sharks & rays, turtles, plants, and natural history of the surrounding area and wildlife refuge. Feel free to ask the docent questions about wildlife that interests you! *Subject to availability.

 Wednesday’s

Wednesday’s from 2:45 p.m.
Wildlife Guided Tour*
Enjoy learning about the wildlife that calls the Living Coast Discovery Center home. Led by one of our docent volunteers, guests will get to hear stories about our animal ambassadors and learn about their wild counterparts. Depending on the group, the docent may focus on the raptors, shorebirds, sharks & rays, turtles, plants, and natural history of the surrounding area and wildlife refuge. Feel free to ask the docent questions about wildlife that interests you! *Subject to availability.

 Saturday’s

Saturday’s at 11:30 a.m.
Sweetwater Safari Tour*
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 San Diego Bay 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 of the week.

Saturday’s from 2:45 p.m.
Wildlife Guided Tour*
Enjoy learning about the wildlife that calls the Living Coast Discovery Center home. Led by one of our docent volunteers, guests will get to hear stories about our animal ambassadors and learn about their wild counter-parts. Depending on the group, the docent may focus on the raptors, shorebirds, sharks & rays, turtles, plants, and natural history of the surrounding area and wildlife refuge. Feel free to ask the docent questions about wildlife that interests you! *Subject to availability.

 Family and FriendsGIVING

Nov. 25 – Dec. 1
Be My Guest! 
Active Living Coast members enjoy perks all year long and this Thanksgiving week is no exception! Stop by for a visit Nov. 25 – Dec. 1 and your guest is FREE! Limit 1 guest per membership, per day.

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When will I receive my new membership cards? Your membership cards will be mailed to the address provided within two weeks of joining or renewing. If you would like to visit before your membership cards arrive, show your proof of purchase and a photo ID at the admission desk.

Can family or friends use my membership card? Membership cards are not transferable; only the individuals named on the membership card are entitled to use member benefits.

Can I bring a guest when I visit? Your membership is good for all named individuals on your membership card. If you’ve purchased the Bring-a-Guest option will you receive complimentary admission during regular business hours for one accompanying guest on each visit? The Bring-a-Guest benefit is not valid for educational programs including field trips. You may also receive single-use Guest Passes or 2-for-1 Coupons that you’re welcome to use for your guests. The physical Guest Passes and 2-for-1 Coupons must be turned in at the admission counter at the time of admission. 

What should I do if I lose my membership card? To request a replacement card contact the Membership Department by email membership@thelivingcoast.org or by phone at 619-409-5940 to request a replacement card. There is a $5.00 fee for replacement cards.

What is the easiest way for me to update my contact information? To update your information contact the Membership Department by email membership@thelivingcoast.org or by phone at 619-409-5940.

Can I receive more membership cards? If you would like additional membership cards there is a $5.00 fee. You will receive 2 membership cards with all named individuals printed on each card. Contact the Membership Department by email membership@thelivingcoast.org or by phone at 619-409-5940 to request a replacement card.

How can I sign up to receive the Member’s Only e-newsletter? To begin receiving the Sea Turtle Times member’s only electronic newsletter please contacts the Membership Department by email membership@thelivingcoast.org or by phone at 619-409-5940. We will need the following information to send you the monthly e-newsletter: First and last name of the primary member and a valid email address:

Can I use my membership to attend special events or educational programs such as field trips? Memberships, coupons, Groupons®, or other discounts are not valid towards special events, school field trips, and other educational programs. Our educational program fees go to support educational programs for your students’ schools, scout groups, and wildlife camps. Membership fees cover general admission to the facility and member-only events.

Membership Office:

Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Call: 619-409-5900 ext 5940

Email: Membership@thelivingcoast.org