In an abundance of caution, we will be delaying our weekend opening to the following weekend, June 13th.
The Discovery Center will be re-opening Monday June 1st for limited hours.
Monday - Friday 1pm-5pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm & Sunday Noon - 4pm
Limited hours are due to Essential Employees Kids Care Camp with the Carlsbad Educational Foundation running through June 12th. June 13th we will resume normal operating hours.
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 4pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm
WELCOME TO THE AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON FOUNDATION
Our mission is to inspire people through education and outreach to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as an accessible and healthy watershed.
This 400-acre lagoon is home to a wide array of flora and fauna and invites us to appreciate our water resources through such uses as a YMCA day camp, recreational boating, a mussel and oyster aquaculture facility, a white-sea bass hatchery, a desalination plant, and a power generating plant. It connects us to a greater world in so many ways.
Come join the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation in our work to preserve and protect this valuable resource.
WHO WE ARE
We are a 501C(3) non-profit formed in 1990 by passionate Carlsbad citizens who strive to promote the Agua Hedionda Lagoon in its global context. We are not affiliated with or obligated to any government, religious, or for-profit organization. Our initiatives, including our educational programs and events, are supported by ordinary citizens, grants, supporters and members; donations are tax deductible.
WHO WE SERVE
We are open to the public, but we primarily serve families with school aged children who care about the environment, the watershed, and the local community. These families come to Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation for active ways to involve their kids in fun, hands-on, educational experiences that give them a sense of accomplishment.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
By providing direct access to nature (in the form of gardens, wildlife, aqua culture, and water-based recreation), we uniquely offer fun, interactive experiences with diverse bodies that rely on the lagoon. We do this differently from others by offering learning experiences that focus on the hands-on doing (not just viewing) of how people and wildlife depend on active watershed management.
THE DISCOVERY CENTER
The Discovery Center is a 3,800 sq. foot nature center filled with hands-on exhibits, gardens and panoramic views . We can accommodate up to 200 of your guests comfortably for an event. If you are planning a wedding or celebration, stop by to visit and see if we are the right venue for you. Our location is covered by natural beauty which makes our venue even more unique and memorable.