Enjoy a date with nature, discover wildlife, and learn about endangered species on San Diego Bay with this family-friendly center
What You'll Get
- Admission for Two
- 11 a.m., Sea Turtle Feeding
- 1:00 p.m., Eagle Feeding
- 1:30 p.m., Shark & Ray Feeding
Meet the animals up-close and add on a unique animal encounter here
Meet the animals up-close
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The Fine Print
About Living Coast Discovery Center
Greet a sea turtle as he swims up to say hello. Get eye-to-eye with a bald eagle. Touch a bat ray in an interactive touch pool. Visiting The Living Coast Discovery Center is a chance to experience Southern California's plants and animals on the 316-acre Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge on San Diego Bay.
A walk-through aviary encompasses the tidal slough habitat of black-crowned night herons and red-breasted mergansers. Bald and golden eagles await up-close encounters at the Eagle Mesa, but the rays get even closer: an interactive touch pool puts the aquatic creatures beneath your fingertips. Raptor Row hosts the Center's non-releasable rescued birds of prey, all of which have injuries or other conditions that prevent them from surviving outside the refuge on their own. Visitors are also free to follow their own path along the center's 1.5 miles of walking trails.