Animal Wish List

Support our animal ambassadors this Giving Tuesday with a donation to the Animal Wish List. Or, purchase a hand-picked item from our Amazon Smile List.

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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Member Events & Promotions

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

San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

$5 Admission for Living Coast Members!

Thank you for being a member of the Living Coast Discovery Center family. We are so grateful for your support and are happy to extend a special offer, just for you, from our friends at the San Diego Botanic Garden. All Living Coast members- adults, children, seniors – can take advantage of $5 admission to the Garden, (normally $18) for the month of November.

To take advantage of this offer, please make an online reservation for the date/time of your visit. Enter the number of visitors under the SD Museum Council drop down menu and check out. Don’t forget to show your active membership information to Garden staff on the day of your visit.

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 ChulaVistaKayaks.com 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.
 


Living Coast Discovery Center - Conservation Circle

Together we can serve our mission to inspire the community to connect with and care for our coastal environment. We invite you to join the Conservation Circle and enjoy even more benefits of membership while supporting the Living Coast Discovery Center’s vision for a thriving natural coast through engaged conservation.

Conservation Circle Membership Levels:

$250 Exploring

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

$500 Caring

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

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

We are grateful to welcome our new Conservation Circle members: Madeline and Krista Mattingly & Robert Ross


Contact Us

Membership Office

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

Member FAQs

Temporary Closure Questions

I had an active membership during the temporary closure. Will my membership be extended? Thank you for being a member of the Living Coast family. We will be extending a grace period to active memberships during the temporary closure. Please contact us directly at membership@thelivingcoast.org to receive detailed information about your membership grace period.  

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!

I have renewed my membership or I became a member during the temporary closure. Will I receive a membership card? Thank you for supporting the Living Coast Discovery Center! We are not mailing out physical membership cards at this time. However, if you provided an email address you will receive a digital membership card which will include your member ID number and full membership description that can be used to start enjoying member perks instantly. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact us at membership@thelivingcoast.org or 619-409-5940.

General Membership Questions

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.

Do I need a membership card to receive my member benefits? All active members are able to check-in with a photo I.D. at our admission counter. You are also able to use your digital membership receipt at check in to enjoy periodic reciprocal benefits. See our Member Events & Promotions above for current offers. 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.

How can I sign up to receive the member-only e-newsletter? To begin receiving the member-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.

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 membership@thelivingcoast.org 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 membership@thelivingcoast.org 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 Lori@TheLivingCoast.org.