Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista

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  • We went down to the living coast discovery center today. Great little zoo nature center. Has lots of different exebits of rays sharks,birds and turtles. There area several trails you can go on through...  more »
  • Living Coast Discovery Center is truly a tiny treasure. The ray/shark tank is amazing. Besides the birds eye view you get when you come inside there are large portals all around giving any visitor "th...  more »
  • My husband and I have been taking our boys there since they were less than 1 yr old. They're now almost 3 and they still love it! Some of the highlights for them are touching the stingrays, the everch...  more »
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  • Awesome hidden gem! The aquarists are very knowledgeable and care about the animals there! Awesome to see so many indigenous animals, and some that you would normally not see on your own! They offer summer camps for kids and many other programs for kids who are interested in working with animals. Staff are very friendly from the woman at the front desk to the bus driver. Lovely place.
  • An unexpected gem right off the freeway. Low key rescue center for sea life and birds. Affordable, educational and a good cause. The kids we saw loved the place, us too.
  • Nice little place near the water. Many rescues. Several easy trails with great views. Parking is convenient and they shuttle you in and out. Variety of birds and sealife (bald eagle, golden eagle, rays, sea turtle, etc.
  • What an awesome little gem here in San Diego. Maps won't give a route I think because it's on a private road, but the directions on the site got us there just fine. Basically just go to the end of E Street and you'll see the sign for the parking lot. Then the shuttle will grab you and take to the main building. They have a wonderful variety of animals and the keepers are all informative and fun. Compared to Birch Aquarium, they have less sea animals but more lizards, snakes, birds, and other critters. Our favorites were the sea turtles, the eagles, and the mantis shrimp. We'll definitely be back!
  • There is a small but nice aquarium with 3 rescued seaturtles. Outside they have additonal aquarium exhibits and they also have bird exhibits including owls, eagles, and hawks.when you are done with exhibits there are walking trails along the marsh. Google navigation may have difficulty with directions because you park in a lot and take a tram the final half mile to the center. Just get directions to the freeway exit and follow posted signs.
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