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Back to Nature

Escape the city, get Back to Nature.

Forget your worries, escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and reconnect with your wild roots. Join us for Back to Nature, an interactive exhibit featuring new animals such as parrots, mice, iguanas, falcons, frogs, and more! Be among the first to walk through our new Native Pollinator Garden, attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees while learning about the role of native pollinators in our everyday lives. As we celebrate our 30 year anniversary, we invite you to look back to simpler times on the Sweetwater Refuge and leave your troubles back in the city.

Neighborhood: South Bay

Living Coast Discovery Center
1000 Gunpowder Point Dr
Chula Vista, CA 91910

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Contact Info

619-409-5900
info@thelivingcoast.org

Date & Time

Mar 22 - ongoing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Price

Included with admission

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The Flower Fields

Mar 1 - May 14, 2017

For more than sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year - from early March through early May - literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in Southern California.

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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 11 - Apr 23, 2017

During Butterfly Jungle, more than 10,000 beautiful butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in this spectacular spring fling event at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017

Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld's Craft Beer & Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus international cuisine representing France, Latin America, the Caribbean and more.

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Spring Carnival

Apr 8, 2017

Bring the kiddos to the lake on Saturday, April 8th for a day filled with fun! Children under 10 can catch one fish from the infamous Kid's Pond. There will be 2,000 eggs hidden in Hermit Cove for an egg hunt as well as free paddle boating for families throughout the day. A total of 1,700 lbs. of trout will be stocked for this event. Event begins at 9:00 AM and wraps up at 2:00 PM

Lake Permit Fees on April 8th, 2017:
$8 per Adult 16 and over Fishing
$2 per Adult 16 and over Non-Fishing
$4 per Child 10-15 years of age
FREE per Child under 10 with a Paid Adult

*CA State Fishing License is Required for those 16 and older.

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Events

The Flower Fields

Mar 1 - May 14, 2017
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Butterfly Jungle

Mar 11 - Apr 23, 2017
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SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2017
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Spring Carnival

Apr 8, 2017
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