Support Us Now & Visit When We Reopen

Become a Member now and start enjoying member benefits beginning the day we re-open: unlimited admission for a year, program discounts, and exclusive animal encounters.

Membership Perks

Unlimited admission for 12 months.

Exclusive access to member-only events, exhibit previews, and pre-sale event tickets.

Member pricing on special events, day camps, overnight adventures, and birthday parties.

Discount on gift shop merchandise.

Membership Levels

$96 Household – For up to 6 named adults or children in the same household.
Plus two 2-for-1 admission coupons.

$96 Grandparents – For up to 6 named adults or children including grandchildren.
Plus two 2-for-1 admission coupons.

$60 Dual – 2 people.
Plus two 2-for-1 admission coupons.

$40 Individual – 1 person.
Plus two 2-for-1 admission coupons.

Add Ons

$40 Bring-A-Guest – Receive free admission for one accompanying guest per visit. Guest must accompany at least one named member.

$20 Add-A-Child (age 3-12) to any membership.

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Go Green & Get 1 Free Guest Pass when joining our automatic renewal program. Join Today »

Living Coast Discovery Center - Conservation Circle

Join the conservation circle and help the Living Coast fulfill our vision for a thriving natural coast through engaged conservation.

Conservation Circle Membership Levels:

$250 Exploring ($250 tax deductible)

All Household/Grandparent level benefits, plus (1) accompanying guest per visit, and an invitation to special exhibit openings.

$500 Caring ($443 tax deductible)

All Exploring level benefits, plus (2) one-time use guest passes, (1) private educational tour, recognition in the Annual Report, and digital recognition.

$750 Inspiring ($611 tax deductible)

All Caring level benefits, plus (2) additional one-time use guest passes, (1) VIP animal encounter for 6 people and a digital member spotlight.

Contact Us

Membership Office

We are working remotely and responses may be slightly delayed.
Call: 619-409-5900  | Email:

Member Events & Promotions

Thank you for being a member of the Living Coast Discovery Center!

Virtual Owl-O-Ween

Free for Members

Friday, Oct. 16 at 3:00 p.m.

You’re invited to a spooktacular Owl-O-Ween treat with our Educator Ashley and owl her animal friends. Come discover the amazing adaptations of these silent flyers and virtually meet one of our owl ambassadors. This is sure to be a hoot.

Are you a member? Email for program link.

Not a member? Join today!

Private Group Tours

Members receive $100 off!

Book an experience you and your family will never forget. While the Living Coast is closed to the public, you will be escorted on a private tour around the Living Coast, visiting native wildlife such as sea turtles, sharks & rays, and eagles. Complete your tour with an up-close encounter of your choosing!

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Kayak Tours & Rentals

Members receive 50% off!

Enjoy the beauty of our San Diego Bay and its wildlife. You’ll love exploring serene and largely untouched areas around the Chula Vista Bayfront. Head out on your own or book a guided tour with an experienced guide to learn about the wildlife of this nature reserve. You may even catch a glimpse of some of the Living Coast’s animal ambassador’s wild counterparts, such as green sea turtles, shorebirds and more!

Visit or call 619-422-3600 for more information.  Provide your Living Coast Discovery Center membership information when you make a reservation to receive this exclusive offer.

Member FAQs

My membership expired during the temporary closure. What should I do?

Thank you for being a member of the Living Coast family. We will be extending a grace period to memberships that expired during the temporary closure. Please contact us directly at to receive detailed information about your membership grace period.  

Will my membership be extended due to the temporary closure?

 Yes, we are happy to offer a grace period to your membership expiration date to compensate for the temporary closure. If you would like details about your membership grace period please contact us at

I’m a member, how can I support the Living Coast?

Thank you for your support! By renewing or upgrading your membership today you can donate your membership grace period in support of the Living Coast’s conservation and education programs. Your membership dues are a critical investment needed to fund daily animal feedings, exhibit cleaning, and enrichment. Thank you again for being a member of the Living Coast family, we can’t wait to welcome you back for a visit!

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 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 or by phone at 619-409-5940.

Can I receive more membership cards?

You may purchase a set of membership cards online here for $5.00. You will receive 2 membership cards with all named individuals printed on each card. You may also contact the Membership Department by email or by phone at 619-409-5940.

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 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.

Automatic Membership Renewal Questions

Will my payment information be kept safe?

Yes, we take precautions to protect your information. We collect credit card or bank account information, names, addresses, and other data related to your transaction when you make a payment through our site. We use this information to process your payment. Account information for Automatic Membership Renewals/Recurring Pledges/Monthly Giving is encrypted and stored securely via SafeSave™ for automatic processing of your future payments. Notify us at anytime if you wish to discontinue your pledge.

What if I decide I don’t want to renew my membership next year?

You can contact us by phone at 619-409-5900 or by email at 30 days prior to your scheduled automatic renewal to opt-out of the renewal. We will also send you a payment reminder a month prior to charging your account on file.

Corporate Memberships

Support your employees and the Living Coast Discovery Center!

 Benefits include, but are not limited to, family membership for each employee, prominent placement of company logo, complimentary tickets to the annual Farm to Bay fundraiser and more! We welcome companies of all sizes to learn more about the benefits of corporate membership.

Please contact Lori Coons, Director of Development, at 619-409-5902 or