Living Coast Discovery Center

If you’re looking for adventure and learning, the Living Coast Discovery Center is your best bet! See wildlife, plants and more as you visit the zoo, aquarium and exhibits.


  • $14 Adults
  • $9 Seniors (65+), Students, Children (4-17)
  • Free Military
  • Free Children Under 4
  • Free for First Responders

Daily 10am-4pm
Last admission: 3pm





100 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista CA 91910

Detailed Description:

The Living Coast Discovery Center is your place for adventure. The Center is located on the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and gives visitors access to animals and plants within the Center’s location, zoo and aquarium. It provides many different exhibits, tours and classes to help educate visitors about different habitats and their inhabitants. The Center even offers composting classes, kayaking, hiking and other adventures for those who choose to participate.

The Discovery Center Gallery has more than 20 exhibits on marine life, reptiles and more animals and habitats. They also have a turtle lagoon, a shark and ray interactive area, a walk-through aviary, an eagle mesa, a raptor area, a native plant garden, and 1.5 miles of walking trails. The Center hosts seasonal special exhibits March through September.

Shuttle arrives every 15 minutes to take visitors from the parking lot to the Center.



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*Hours, prices, etc all subject to change. Check the location’s website to confirm.