Welcome

Welcome to the Living Coast Discovery Center online registration system.  If you have any questions with your registration, please contact 619-409-5908.

Virtual Programs

Virtual Birthday Party
Regular Price: $150.00
Member Price: $135.00
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You bring the cake and we'll bring the FUN! Enjoy 30-minutes of education, animal meet and greets, wildlife games, and more. This party addition is sure to leave your child's next birthday with something to talk about for years to come. Optional adopt-an-animal gift package is available for the birthday boy or girl.

Available Birthday Themes:
  • Seashore Gems, best for ages 4-5
  • Sea Turtle Celebration, best for ages 5 and up
  • Shark and Ray Shindig, best for ages 5 and up
  • Feathered Fiesta, best for ages 7 and up

Virtual Scout Program
Price: $150.00
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Get a few steps closer to completing your Journey or Adventure Badge program with the Living Coast Discovery Center. Scouts will have an opportunity to learn about local wildlife, discover ways they can make a difference, and meet an animal friend up-close. This program runs approximately 45-minutes and some come with an optional activity or craft to be completed at home.

Available Programs:
  • Daisies – Clover’s Story
  • Daisies – Rosie’s Story
  • Brownies – Bugs Journey Badge
  • Juniors – Animal Habitats Journey Badge
  • Bears – Fur, Feathers, & Ferns

Virtual Wildlife Webinars
Price: $200.00
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Want to host a wildlife lecture or webinar for kids and families? The Living Coast education team has you covered! Families will enjoy this interactive 30-minute informational webinar, complete with an animal encounter, stunning visuals, and live responses to their questions.

Available Themes:
  • Science of Flight - all about birds & raptors
  • Shark Survivor - all about sharks & rays
  • Seashore Splash - all about marine invertebrates & tidepools
  • Crawling Crustaceans - all about crabs, lobsters, & crayfish
  • Radical Reptiles - all about local reptiles including tortoises, snakes, and iguanas
  • Turtle Treasures - all about green sea turtles

 
Virtual Field Trips

Ultimate Virtual Field Trip
Price: $300.00
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This bundled package has a savings of $25!
The entire program will come complete with:
  • Pre-recorded lesson which will enhance the live field trip experience
  • Live field trip program for the entire class (runs 30-60 minutes depending on age)
  • Add-on animal encounter of your choice (15 minutes + time for Q&A)
A live, virtual educational program adapted from our wildlife field trips. Program includes pre- and post- lesson resources, a highly trained educator team for professional streaming, and an interactive lesson geared towards the appropriate grade/age. All programs are NGSS aligned. 

Fees are per class (recommended max size 30-40 students). 

Note: Depending on the program choice, the pre-recorded lesson may be designed for before or after the live program and will be clearly indicated in your registration packet.

Live Zoom Program
Price: $225.00
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A live, virtual educational program adapted from our wildlife field trips. Program includes pre- and post- lesson resources, a highly trained educator team for professional streaming, and an interactive lesson geared towards the appropriate grade/age. All programs are NGSS aligned. Programs run approximately 30-60 minutes.

Fees are per class (recommended max size 30-40 students).

Virtual Animal Encounter
Price: $50.00
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This educational opportunity comes complete with an animal encounter, guiding worksheet for students, and trained educator able to facilitate a quick 15-minute mini-lesson for your class or camp. Students can ask their questions and record their observations as they get up-close with one of our animal ambassadors.

Fees are per class (recommended max size 30-40 students).

Pre-Recorded Program
Price: $50.00
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A virtual educational program adapted from our wildlife field trips. Program includes pre- and post- lesson resources, private link to the professionally recorded lesson, and an interactive lesson geared towards the appropriate grade/age. All programs are NGSS aligned. Programs run approximately 30-60 minutes.

Fees are per class       |       Program link expires 30 days from registration

Not sure what is right for your group? Call 619.409.5908 or email education@thelivingcoast.org today.
 
Virtual Animal Encounters
15-minute Virtual Meet-N-Greet with one of the following animal ambassadors:
  • Birds: Parrots, American Kestrel, Barn Owl, Screech Owl, Burrowing Owl, Red-Tailed Hawk, Eagle Exhibit
  • Snakes: Kingsnake, Rosy Boa, Milksnake, Cornsnake, Coastal Glossy, Gopher
  • Reptiles: Desert Tortoise (Adult & Juvenile sizes), Desert Iguana (Chuckwalla), Prehensile Tailed Skink
  • Marine: Shark Pup, Shark & Ray Exhibit, Sea Turtle Exhibit, Tidepool Animals & Crabs
  • Mammal: Opossum

Virtual Animal Encounter for families
Price: $50.00
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Have a family member or child that really has a passion for wildlife? Book this exclusive 15-minute virtual meet-n-greet with his or her favorite animal and the Keeper that cares for it. Get a chance to learn about the animal, ask all your dying questions, and take some photos for the memory books.

Virtual Animal Encounter for events
Price: $50.00
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Invite one of our animal ambassadors to join your birthday, anniversary, baby shower, or other special event! Enjoy a 15-minute virtual meet-n-greet with one of our ambassadors and their Keeper. See unique animal behaviors and ask questions while adding a unique party experience your friends and family will remember.

Virtual Animal Encounter for classes or camps
Price: $50.00
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This educational opportunity comes complete with an animal encounter, guiding worksheet for students, and trained educator able to facilitate a quick 15-minute mini-lesson for your class or camp. Students can ask their questions and record their observations as they get up-close with one of our animal ambassadors.

Virtual Animal Encounter for scouts
Price: $50.00
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Invite one of our animal ambassadors to join your next scout troup meeting! Our 15-minute virtual meets with an animal ambassador are fun for the whole troop! Your scout will get to ask questions, interact with, and take screenshots of our educator and animal friend.

Virtual Animal Encounter for business
Price: $50.00
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Looking to liven up your next meeting or Happy Hour? Our animal ambassadors are sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Enjoy a 15-minute virtual meet-n-greet with one of our animal ambassadors and their Keeper. See unique animal behaviors, ask questions, and boost employee morale.

 
Wildlife Camps
Continue your child's learning and spark his or her love of nature with wildlife camps, offered every Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring break!

No Current Sessions Available
 

 
Birthday Parties
(Currently not booking due to COVID pandemic)

Basic Package: $350
  • Admission for up to 15 kids and 7 adults
  • Animal Encounter
  • Animal Feeding
  • Nature Craft
  • Dedicated Party Coordinator (including setup and take down)
  • Private, decorated room
  • 2 hours of guided activities, which includes 30 minutes for cake and food
  • Kitchen and serving utensils
Deluxe Package: $500
  • Basic Package Items
  • +Goody Bags for Guests
  • +Wildlife Games
  • +Additional Animal Encounter

Feathered Fiesta
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $300.00
Our feathered flock is sure to delight and entertain party guests this year. Party animals will get the chance to meet and feed some of our feathered friends. Guests will enjoy making a hummingbird feeder to attract native birds in their own backyard. Best for ages 5 and up

Sea Turtle Celebration
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $300.00
Bring your friends for a splashy celebration and meet our scaly marine friends! Sea turtle partiers will get to meet and feed the reptiles that call San Diego home and help their environment by decorating their own reusable tote-bag. Best for ages 5 and up

Shark and Ray Shindig
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $300.00
Experience the fascinating world of sharks and rays! Daring explorers will be able to feed and touch the sharks and rays earning a shark tooth necklace souvenir to take home! Best for ages 5 and up

Seashore Gems
Regular Price: $350.00
Member Price: $300.00
Splash and play on this special day by celebrating with the colorful and fascinating animals we can find in San Diego’s bays and beaches! Party animals will get to meet many of the animals that call our shores home and decorate a backpack party favor to remember their adventure! Best for Ages 4 and under

 
Scout Programs
(Currently not booking due to COVID pandemic)

All Scout Programs include:
  • Program fees & admission for up to 10 scouts
  • 1.5 hour Scout Program
  • Animal Encounter or Feeding
Add-ons available:
  • Discounted adult tickets
  • Additional scout tickets
  • Living Coast patches
  • Additional animal encounters

Clover's Story
Price: $100.00
Through crafts, garden time, and plenty of encounters with our animal neighbors, your Daisies will learn its cool to conserve by using resources wisely! Includes Tidepool Animal encounter

Rosie's Story
Price: $100.00
Through animal encounters, acting, nature hikes and beach cleanups, this badge will inspire the environmentalist in all your Daisies! Includes Kestrel or Burrowing Owl encounter

Bugs!
Price: $100.00
Bugs come in all shapes and sizes!  Brownies will talk to experts, go on bug hunts, see what our new friends like to eat, and even who likes to eat them!  Includes Kestrel or Burrowing Owl encounter

Household Elf
Price: $100.00
Brownies, come and explore the amazing ways we can help keep our home clean and green!  Through hands on activities we will figure out together how to reduce, re-use and go natural! Includes Bat Ray Feeding

Animal Habitats
Price: $100.00
Juniors, come meet the animals that call southern California habitats home!  We will explore what adaptations each one has to survive, what they eat, how they move, and even participate in a special activity to help keep their home clean.  Includes a Sea Turtle feed

Fur, Feathers, and Ferns
Price: $100.00
In this adventure, Bears will explore the outdoor world of mammals, birds, plants, and more! They will understand that every living thing has a home—often very close by. Includes a Sea Turtle feed