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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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 "the best seat in the house". The staff were knowledgeable and friendly and seemed to really like their jobs. I did pay extra for the turtle feeding and the behind the scenes look. I thought it was well worth the extra money. I walked the trails for 45 minutes and enjoyed a picnic lunch while watching the activity on the bay. Well worth the price of admission!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

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 everchanging outdoor deck area that usually has some sort of interactive play activity and (of all things) the bus ride to and from the center. It's well kept and has a great display of local animals as well as feedings to view and talks about the different species. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Suzanna32
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The living coast was so nice, we went back! It's pretty small do we saw everything in about an hour and a half. Seeing the sharks and the stingrays were the best part. The petting area is fun for all kids. It's not been busy at all on the days that we have gone. Parking in the lot and waiting for a ride to and from was a bit of a hassle but it adds to the exclusivity of the adventure. Especially for little ones. The outside bird area was pretty interesting but more for older kids. Don't forget to take a pic with the sea turtle out front! Beautiful!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Small but lovely place - and one of the few wetland habitats left in San Diego. Take the kiddos and see lots of beautiful critters, both in captive displays and then free-ranging as you walk the paths around the center (my favorite). It's usually quiet - check the tide tables and go bird-watching when the tide is low. Rapture!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This off the beaten path museum and wildlife center gives an uncrowded glimpse into the wildlife of San Diego wetlands.
They have eagles, a great up close turtle display and you can touch rays!
It's small and is good for a shorter visit.
You are at the mercy of their shuttle service since it's located in the middle of a reserve that you can't drive onto.
There are also some nice short trails to take a walk on.

Date of experience: September 2017
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