After School Enrichment 

Catch a breath of fresh air at the Discovery Center for After School Enrichment. Programming will take place outdoors in our educational nature nodes with the exception of restrooms, and inclement weather. As the sun sets earlier, students will move to the lighted, outdoor patio for safety purposes. Please be sure to bring a jacket or dress warmly. 
Space is reserved for 12 kids in grade levels Kindergarten-5th grade. Groups will split by grade level pending number of registrants. The AHLF Discovery Center teachers lead programming on Tuesday and Thursday and the Carlsbad Educational Foundation leads programming Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. After School Enrichment includes theme related activities, games, crafts, and nature walks, and animal interactions.
Missed the first week of Tuesday/Thursday programming? No problem! As long as there is space, registrations will be on-going from week to week. The cost will be prorated to the number of remaining weeks left in the program (this is the price you will see upon registration). 
Can't be here by 2:30pm? No problem! Just let us know ahead of time. We understand schools dismiss at different times so we are flexible in scheduling lessons and activities throughout the After School Enrichment programming time between 2:30-5:30pm. 
Approximate Tuesday/Thursday Schedule 
2:30pm - 2:45 pm: Check-in, circle time questions, get moving
2:45pm - 3:15pm: Activity 1 
3:15pm - 3:30pm: Bathroom Break
3:30pm - 3:45pm: Snack Break
3:45pm - 4:15pm: Activity 2
4:15pm - 4:30pm: Bathroom Break
4:30pm - 5:00pm: Activity 3
5:00pm - 5:15pm: Animal Interactions
5:15pm - 5:30pm: Check-out, story time
Refer a Friend: If you refer a new friend, a child who has never attended our After School Enrichment Programming, you and your new friend will receive a one time 15% off code to use on your registration! In order to receive the 15% off code, you and your new friend must email


Questions? Contact: or call (760) 804-1969

After School Programming

December Programming: Adaptations 
Participate in fun-filled activities, games, and crafts as you learn about animal and plant adaptations. 

  • 3-week program
  • Dates: 12/1, 12/8 & 12/15
  • Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm 
  • Cost: Members: $90 / Prospective Members: $180
  • Kindergarten-2nd Grade: OPEN
  • 3rd-5th Grade: OPEN




Refund Policy: 

100% refundable until November 22nd, 2020

50% refundable until November 29th, 2020

Non-refundable after November 30th, 2020


Carlsbad Educational Foundation's After School Enrichment

Participate in STEAM enrichment classes on-site at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon!
Classes are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for students from Kindergarten- 5th grade.

Covid-19 Program Accommodations: 

We are closely monitoring the Center for Disease Control and the County of San Diego’s reopening guidelines to ensure our on-site programs take every measure to keep our students, families, and staff safe.

CDC Guideline regarding face masks for children: 

“Younger children (e.g., preschool or early elementary aged) may be unable to wear a mask properly, particularly for an extended period of time. Wearing of masks may be prioritized at times when it is difficult to maintain a distance of 6 feet from others (e.g., during carpool drop off or pick up, or when standing in line at school). Ensuring proper mask size and fit and providing children with frequent reminders and education on the importance and proper wear of masks may help address these issues.”

  • 3-week program
  • Dates: 12/3, 12/10 & 12/17
  • Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm 
  • Cost: Members: $90 / Prospective Members: $180
  • Kindergarten-2nd Grade: OPEN
  • 3rd-5th Grade: OPEN


Sign up and stay updated on all the upcoming events, announcements, special promotions and more...


The Discovery Center is open:

Monday - Saturday 




  • podcast-icon 600x600px
  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram


1580 Cannon Road,

Carlsbad, CA 92008

(760) 804-1969


©2020 Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation. All rights reserved.

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 33-0411888.

site design: Design Grotto