Due to COVID-19, our operations and hours have changed from those mentioned below. Visit thelivingcoast.org/coronavirus for details.

The Living Coast Discovery Center inspires the community to connect with and care for our coastal environment. 

Everyday Feedings & Public Talks

Green Sea Turtles

Signature Event - Green Sea Turtles

Bald & Golden Eagles

Signature Event - Bald & Golden Eagles

Sharks & Rays

Signature Event - Sharks & Rays

Private Animal Encounters

Signature Event - Private Animal Encounters

(Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before scheduled feedings or activities. Shuttle pick ups are every 15 minutes at the entrance). 


Everyday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(we are currently closed to the public)

Admission Prices

Adults (13+)      $16
Children (3-12)  $11
Children (0-2)    Free

Getting Here

Our parking lot is located at the corner of Bay Blvd. and E St. in Chula Vista. After parking, wait for the complimentary shuttle to bring you to our front doors.

Discounts & Offers

Check out our special offers below!

To redeem any offer, admission must be bought onsite. 


Students 13-18 years old and adults with college I.D. receive 20% off admission with our student discount.

Senior 65

Seniors 65 and better receive 20% off admission!


  • Active, Retired, or Veteran Military receive 20% off your admission price! Just show your DEERS or Veteran’s card at the front desk.
  • Family members of Military receive 20% off admission price with their DEERS card.

First Responders

  • First Responders, including police, paramedics, and fire fighters receive 20% off your admission when you show your badge or First Responder ID at the front desk!
  • All family members of First Responders get 20% off when accompanied by First Responder.


Large groups receive a 20% off discount on entry ticket price.
Reservation required to receive the discount.

Contact our Programs Department at 619-409-5908 to make your reservation today. 

Want to book a group tour or add-on a special animal encounter? Visit this page for other programs we offer to groups.

Groups with Special Needs

We want to do our best to accommodate anyone with special needs. We offer 1 complimentary Attendent Ticket per paid person with special needs (children 2 and under are not part of this program). 

For large groups of 20+ paying patrons, we also offer a 20% discount on entry ticket prices.
Reservation is required to receive the discount.

Contact our Programs Department at 619-409-5908 to make your reservation today
or for special requests. 

Other services provided: Our shuttle is ADA accessible. We have two (2) wheelchairs available for check-out (license or ID will be held until wheel chair is returned). We also have private restrooms available for those that need it. Please ask our front desk for more details or call our mainline 619-409-5900 for any other accommodations.

AAA Members

Get 20% off your admission with your valid AAA card and photo ID!


Chula Vista Kayak
Show your admission receipt or Membership card upon arrival for your reserved kayaking trip and receive 50% off a scheduled tour! You may choose from the tours listed or inquire about a private tour. Let Harry know that you’ll be using an LCDC discount by mentioning the Living Coast Discovery Center promotion on the phone when you call to reserve your spot at (619) 422-3600.

For more information, visit http://www.chulavistakayaks.com/

Promotions and coupons cannot be combined with any other coupons or offers.  We cannot accept coupons for Chula Vista Nature Center.

Request A Donation

Request A Donation

The Living Coast Discovery Center is currently closed to the public and is not fulfilling donation requests at this time. If you have questions about an existing donation please contact info@thelivingcoast.org.