My pal Wendy and I had an amazing visit to the Chula Vista Nature Center
(Living Coast Discovery Center.)
The first thing you see when you walk in the front door are some amazing aquariums
beautifully lit to really make the subtle colors of the ocean POP!
First we said “Hi” to Nemo
Admired a Sea Star stuck on the aquarium glass
(Don’t you love the million little suction cups?)
We also stopped to chat with the Chameleon.
Then we headed over to the shark tank to see the leopard sharks
And a huge (6 foot long!) halibut (can you see him laying on the bottom?)
They also have some birds of prey that have been rescued from the wild and can’t be released due to injuries (you can watch feeding time if you want)
Then we hit the trails all around the preserve….
Cute sign, don’t you think? Made us smile!
And the view of our amazing city made us smile too!
There were plenty of amazing things to see everywhere we looked!
I encourage you to take your family for a relaxing afternoon- and before you get there, stop at
Aunt Emma’s Pancake House Website HERE
for breakfast (it’s just a block away!) we recommend it!
The Living Coast Discovery Center’s Website is HERE
The Living Coast Discovery Center is a natural treasure on San Diego Bay. Our nonprofit zoo and aquarium is uniquely situated on the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, offering visitors an ideal setting in which to explore the amazing animals and plants that call our coastal region home.
With a diverse collection of animal ambassadors and hands-on, interactive exhibits, the Discovery Center inspires curiosity and exploration of the living earth in guests of all ages. Plan a day visit. Attend a day camp. Make a field trip. Volunteer your time. Discover what inspires you.
The Living Coast Discover Center, where wonder comes naturally on San Diego Bay
Founded by the City of Chula Vista in 1987, the center transitioned to a nonprofit organization in 2010 and was re-branded as the Living Coast Discovery Center in 2012 in anticipation of its 25th anniversary.