Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista

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The Living Coast Discovery Center is an environmental education center with marine animal, animal and bird exhibits located in the Sweetwater Marsh Unit of the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge in Chula Vista, California. Permanent displays at the Living Coast focus on native animals and plants found in Southern California and San Diego Bay.
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  • We did not go in the Discovery Center due to time constraints. The walking/biking paths at the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge are fabulous. New plantings with natives, both paved and... 
    We did not go in the Discovery Center due to time constraints. The walking/biking paths at the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge are fabulous. New plantings with natives, both paved and...  more »
  • Because this is situated on protected land, you have to park in a parking lot and wait for a bus to take you back to the center, but it's less than a ten minute wait, so we didn't even register it... 
    Because this is situated on protected land, you have to park in a parking lot and wait for a bus to take you back to the center, but it's less than a ten minute wait, so we didn't even register it...  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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