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“Precious” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Living Coast Discovery Center

Living Coast Discovery Center
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$83.99*
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Go San Diego Card
Ranked #1 of 32 things to do in Chula Vista
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 Living Coast's rescued birds of prey, all of which are non-releasable from injury or imprinting. Discover the native species you don't see in the city--or on land! Visitors are also free to follow their own path along the Refuge's 1.5 miles of walking trails. The Living Coast Discovery Center is a chance to explore Southern California's plants and animals on the 316-acre Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. If you're looking for a wildlife adventure, this is the place!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Chula Vista, California
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Precious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great place to visit as an adult, senior, with or without small children or teens. Pet the sharks and sting rays, feed the falcons and eagles, and enjoy a natural, preserved view of the California coastline. Exhibits are very well done, animals are looked after with love. You will be happy that you went. A very peaceful, fresh, and restorative place to visit.

Visited June 2013
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Ensenada, Mexico
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great for getting outdoors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great location to get away from hustle and bustle of other parts of San Diego. We love to walk along the paths and enjoy the estuary.

Visited October 2013
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Cedar Rapids, IA
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Living Coast Discovery Center is a great nature center that is a bit off the beaten path. They have great exhibits of various sea life. It feels intimate and you are able to get up close.

Visited October 2013
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Go before they close it.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to take your kids. A hidden secret.
They might close soon so please go now.
Your kids will enjoy it.

Visited December 2012
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San Diego, California
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Hidden gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

What a great place, so close and so hidden from the rest of us. It was a nice surprise to walk into their trails, the exhibitions, the great architecture...

Great for taking the kids, they have many programs to teach you about sea life and conservancy.

They even provide a space for your kids party.

Fun!

Visited November 2012
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