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Living Coast Discovery Center is a nonprofit zoo and aquarium located on San Diego Bay. Greet a sea turtle as she swims up to say hello! Get eye-to-eye with a bald eagle! Touch a bat ray in our interactive touch pool! Peruse Raptor Row and see the...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910-8222
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So my wife and I decided to visit Living Coast Discovery Ce yet without doing too much research, which let me tell you was a big mistake, pulled into small parking lot for shuttle bus which took a little while to get there, then pulled...More
Love this place. Great to walk near the Bay. Saw many birds n bunnies including an Osprey. The refuge has sharks turtles stingrays and many birds. You do not need to pay the fee to walk the trails and not go into the building. Binoculars...More
Well, I loved this place. Small, intimate setting of giant sea turtles, sharks, sting rays and many other sea creatures. Also, many owls, hawks, bald eagle, golden eagle, road runner. Snakes, lizards... just on a smaller scale than an aquarium or zoo.
Check their feeding...More
This aquarium/nature center is small but friendly, great for a few hours with our 2 small children (4 and 5 at the time). Its a hidden gem... tucked away so that you'd almost never know it was there. Since it is in the middle of...More
We have been visiting every year with our son who is now a teenager and still enjoys going there. Plan for an hour in the building and another outside if you wander in the marsh. Also add 15 min for the bus ride each way...More
Went with grandma and the kids. It don't have a lot of aquariums, but it has a lot of local species. We took a private tour to feed the baby rays and that was the highlight of our tour as our little 3 year old...More
We booked a behind the scenes for sea turtles, sharks, and rays. There were 10 of us for 100.00 altogether!!! (Take that Sea World $$$$) Elizabeth was our guide and she was amazing. Our Grandkids ages were 2,3,7,and 9. She patiently explained the feeding process...More
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Agree with the previous answer of 1-2 hours. The center itself is one building with 2 outside tanks and some bird cages. If you like to walk, the trails across the way along the ocean are good. Do leave time to take the... More
Agree with the previous answer of 1-2 hours. The center itself is one building with 2 outside tanks and some bird cages. If you like to walk, the trails across the way along the ocean are good. Do leave time to take the 10 minute shuttle bus from the parking lot to the center itself (required); his bus runs every 30 minutes.