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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  • An excellent place to visit and learn about the wildlife & creatures that reside in and about San Diego Bay and the nearby Pacific Ocean. The exhibits were all open (except a couple that were... 
    An excellent place to visit and learn about the wildlife & creatures that reside in and about San Diego Bay and the nearby Pacific Ocean. The exhibits were all open (except a couple that were...  more »
  • Fun for all ages.There is a shuttle from the Wildlife Refuge to the Discovery Center.small place but great place to be outside. Great walking path. 
    Fun for all ages.There is a shuttle from the Wildlife Refuge to the Discovery Center.small place but great place to be outside. Great walking path.  more »
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  • Great, unexpectedly educational experience for my family. The visit was interactive and the exhibits were excellent. It was not a big space but there were exhibits of marine animals, birds, reptile, small sharks, rays, and sea turtles. The view was also gorgeous. To get here, you must park at the small lot on E (don't pass it or it will take you a while to make a u turn from afar) and take a shuttle. The shuttle comes about every15 min.
  • We loved it! My partner and I are birders besides wildlife enthusiasts. The buildings and gardens themselves are very tasteful. Besides the birds in the aviaries, we spotted sea birds and a few hummingbirds. The staff is very knowledgeable, courteous, and kind The marsh trails are awash with yellow, white and some purple flowers. Highly recommend.

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