Living Coast - Community virtual animal encounter

Virtual Animal Encounters

A real-time virtual encounter with a keeper and an animal of your choice!

Living Coast - Community private animal encounter

Private Animal Encounters

Get up-close with an animal of your choice by adding a private animal encounter to your visit. Book now to make your visit extra special!

Living Coast - community cleanups and restoration projects

Cleanup & Restoration Projects

Join our team of staff and volunteers as we beautify areas around Chula Vista by participating in one of our clean up or restoration projects.

Compost Workshops

Interested in backyard composting? Join us for our weekly workshop and learn all about the wonders of soil!

Living Coast - community master compost classes

Master Composter Class

This free seven-week course will train you in the art and science of composting through lectures, demonstrations, and two field trips.

Living Coast - community hiking program

Hiking Program

Join us for guided hikes to learn all about the rich biodiversity of our local environment, ways to identify native wildlife and plants, and more!

Living Coast - community outreaches

Outreaches to Community Centers

Bring scientific exploration of the natural world to you with the Living Coast’s outreach program! We’ll bring hands-on activities, up close animal interactions, dissections, scientific tools, and more!

Living Coast - scouts overnight adventures

Overnight Adventures

After a full evening of hands-on activities and animal encounters, your group will snuggle down in your sleeping bags for a movie before drifting off to sleep.

Living Coast - Community volunteers

Volunteer or Docent

Our volunteer program brings people ages 16+ with a common interest in nature and conservation together while developing leadership skills, a sense of responsibility, and a desire to give back.