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You do not need to make a reservation to visit the Discovery Center. We are open at full capacity indoors and outdoors. 

Our scheduled Preschool Playdates Program, After School Enrichment and Kids Camps occur in our outdoor Educational Nature Nodes. These programs are paid programming and require advanced registration.

Please visit the LEARN Tab to view these programs’ details and rates.

These programs do not impede with our guests’ ability to visit the center, and all exhibits are accessible. With the exception if were to be raining. 

Our Academy of Environmental Stewardship School Program utilizes the Rotunda Room daily from 12:30pm - 1:15pm. 

Please call (760) 804-1969 to learn if there are any limitations day of.

Monday - Saturday 9am - 4pm

*Sunday Noon - 4pm 

* Due to staffing, the Discovery Center will be closed on Sundays starting October 8th until further notice

Extended hours just for you! Members are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the sunset over the lagoon while playing games at Mayor Matt Hall Hill on Wednesdays for member-only hours from 5-7pm all September long! Not a member? Become one HERE

Upcoming Closures

The Discovery Center will be closed on the following days:

September 23rd for a private rental

September 30th at 2pm for a private rental

* Due to staffing, the Discovery Center will be closed on Sundays starting October 8th until further notice

If you have any questions send us an email:



We have a suggested $10 donation per group; members are complimentary.

To view our membership levels and benefits, CLICK HERE

Family memberships begin as low as $65 for the entire year.


Membership allows us to keep our Discovery Center operational, active and provide environmental programs, access to trails and conservation. 

The Discovery Center is stroller accessible.

To learn about our exhibit offerings, please visit the Discovery Center page.


During School Program hours, 9:30am - 1:15pm August - May

The Discovery Center is open with limited access. In the event of rain, school programs are held indoors and public access to the Discovery Center will be limited to trail and bathrooms only.

From 12:25 - 1:15 during the school year, visiting schools are inside the Discovery Center for a presentation. Access is limited during this time.

Our birthday parties are held in our outdoor Nature Node #1 during open hours. 

Questions about scheduling contact: or call (760) 804-1969

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