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Address: 2202 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054-6549
Phone Number: +1 760-439-2473
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Museum , Fishing , Bird Watching on Salt Water Lagoon !

Love this peaceful Place on Coast Highway ! Great museum and you can arrange docents for tours ! People fish , hike & Bird Watch in this Living/Breathing Eco - System !

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 27, 2016
WILLIAMC60
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Oceanside, California
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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

Wonderful group of people - great lectures on various subjects. Good place to put on your donation list.

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Oceanside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

Love this peaceful Place on Coast Highway ! Great museum and you can arrange docents for tours ! People fish , hike & Bird Watch in this Living/Breathing Eco - System !

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Wenatchee WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

We attending a presentation given by a man from Panama. It was fun and informative and we learned so much about hummingbirds. Even the novice would enjoy the presentations.

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Oceanside, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

The Audubon Center is easily the best local experience for viewing and nature as both the past and the present. It's on the edge of the Buena Vista Lagoon, a good place to see nature and how we people have impacted it. Stop by: It's interesting for everyone.

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Ballston Lake, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016

The nature center is free of charge, staffed by dedicated & knowledgeable volunteers and a showcase for a small but artful display of several local birds and animals preserved by taxidermy in creative and natural settings. There is a short walking trail in a marshy area of one of the few southern California Lagoons still in existence. With some muddy... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

This is a wonderful place for out of towners or with kids. The location directly on the lagoon makes it special. Take time to walk around the lagoon. The staff is very knowledgable. Worth a visit.

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Danville, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

The center is very small. It will only take a few minutes to see the stuffed animals. The trail through the cattails is like walking through a corn stalk maze at Halloween. There are small openings (maybe 3) where you will catch a glimpse of water. Do not attempt to walk this if you use a cane. However, the bathrooms... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

This place is right by my apartment and I love it. There's a nice little nature center to visit, but the real gem is the trail that winds through the reeds. It's a really short hike and quite beautiful (but if you go out at dawn or dusk, wear mosquito repellent).

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

This would be a wonderful learning experience for children both in the nature center and along the walking trails. It is interesting for adults as well. A number of local birds and animals (taxidermy) are displayed in the center along with information about them. There is a large teaching area for classes on the 1st floor of the center. Everything... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

Easy to drive past this gem in Oceanside. Many of the native birds are on display in the museum. A knowledgeable volunteer answered our varied questions. Although our group was comprised of adults, this would be a terrific destination for children. Be certain to wear comfortable shoes for the nature trail as it can be muddy.

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