Living Coast Discovery Center

Living Coast Discovery Center

About Us

Our Mission is to inspire the community to connect with and care for our coastal environment.

Our Vision is for a thriving natural coast through engaged conservation.

The Living Coast Discovery Center is a 501(c)(3) zoo and aquarium located on Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge on San Diego Bay. Founded in 1987 as the Chula Vista Nature Interpretive Center, we have served the San Diego community for over 30 years.

We are a community of professional staff, over 300 committed volunteers, hundreds of animals and plants, and a nationwide base on partners.

The Living Coast reaches thousands of children each year through field trips, outreaches, scout programs and other community education programs. On average, about 80,000 visitors, including families, school groups, and individuals of all ages come through our doors. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on support from community members and program partners to sustain the organization year after year.

 

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