Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista

4.3
#1 of 17 in Things to do in Chula Vista
We are a nonprofit zoo and aquarium located on a National Wildlife Refuge on San Diego Bay.

Open daily 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Adults (13+) $16

Kids (3-12) $11

Kids 2 and under are free.

Take the E St. exit off I-5 in Chula Vista and head west. Park in the complimentary parking lot at the corner of Bay Blvd. and E St. Our complimentary shuttle runs on a 15 minute loop and will drive you through Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and drop you right at our front doors on San Diego Bay!
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  • It is a non for profit and it is great that they care for these animals and educate the community but the Center needs upkeep, there is cobwebs everywhere and saw several wasp nests on under the exter...  more »
  • The Living Coast Discovery Center is a great place to see sea creatures and coastal animals up close. There are also trails and viewing areas so you can find wild animals native to the area. It is a c...  more »
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  • A wonderful Aquarium/Wildlife Refuge! A lot of exhibits to see and scheduled feedings to observe. A free shuttle escorts patrons to and from the discovery Center and has a wheelchair accessible ramp. Discovery Center is wheelchair accessible as well and has outdoor exhibits to see, so I'd suggest sunscreen and/or hats. There's a gift shop that sells drinks, but I'm not entirely sure about snacks. Well worth the $16 admission price, definitely visiting again!
  • Such a fabulous local place to learn about nature and have fun with the kids. The one on one excursions are extremely affordable and the animals are so close it's like you can reach out and touch them. Also, there are so many things in the gift shop that are affordable...i wanted to buy everything. Living Coast is doing such a great and important job to preserve our local wildlife! I was truly impressed with everything. I will definitely be purchasing a membership! I can't wait to visit again.

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