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Living Coast Discovery Center Celebrates “Animals on the Bay Day” with $5 Admission on March 9

CHULA VISTA, CALIF. – The Living Coast Discovery Center, a nonprofit zoo and aquarium located on San Diego Bay in Chula Vista, will host Animals on the Bay Day on Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The family-friendly event includes $5 admissions for all ages as it celebrates the native wildlife that makes the Southern California region so special, from sharks and rays to endangered sea turtles to reptiles and birds of prey. 


Guests will have the opportunity to learn about local wildlife and conservation while enjoying up-close encounters with the Living Coast’s animal ambassadors. The event will also include interactive booths from many of the Living Coast’s community partners, including Cabrillo National Monument, California Wolf Center, Free Flight Bird Sanctuary, Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute, I Love A Clean San Diego, San Diego Audubon Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and many more.


A variety of food trucks will be on-site with refreshments for purchase, including Kayak Café, Mahalo Shave Ice Company and My Pozole.


There will also be a pop-up craft market by Las Jefas, featuring a diverse collection of local artisans and creatives. 


The popular reduced admission day is made possible this year by event sponsors Cota Vera and Seven Mile Casino.


Advanced tickets are not required for Animals on the Bay Day. Tickets may be purchased upon arrival (credit card or exact change only).


Note: High attendance is expected and wait times may apply due to site capacity limits. For more information, visit:


About Living Coast Discovery Center

The Living Coast Discovery Center, a 501(c)3 educational zoo and aquarium located within the San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge on Sweetwater Marsh, began operating as a non-profit in 2010 after assuming operations of the Chula Vista Nature Center. The Living Coast Discovery Center offers hands-on exhibits and up-close encounters with plant and animal species native to Southern California, including sea turtles, leopard sharks, reptiles and a large collection of raptors such as hawks, falcons, owls and eagles. More information about the Living Coast Discovery Center is available at or (619) 409-5900. For the latest updates, follow the Living Coast on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


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