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AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON FOUNDATION / RENTALS

WELCOME TO THE AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON FOUNDATION

Looking for a Great Venue in Carlsbad?

The AHLF Discovery Center overlooks the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, a 400-acre estuary and wetland situated in Carlsbad, California. The Discovery Center is a 3,800 square foot building that features both indoor and outdoor facilities that may be rented as a whole or a la carte.

The Discovery Center has hosted a wide variety of events, including lectures, business meetings, anniversaries, birthday parties, gala dinners, book signings, yoga classes, fundraisers and more.

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INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT SPACE

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150 MAX ATTENDEES SEATED*

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65 AVAILABLE PARKING SPACES

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PANORAMIC LAGOON AND SUNSET VIEWS

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5 MILES FROM CARLSBAD VILLAGE

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ECO FEATURES

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NATIVE LANDSCAPE

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ANY VENDORS WELCOME

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MULTIPLE EVENT SPACES

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SUPPORTING FUTURE LAGOON STEWARDS

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DJ OR LIVE MUSIC ALLOWED

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1 MILE FROM SHERATON / WESTIN LODGING

Eco-Features

This intersection in Carlsbad is at the tip of the spear, the very vanguard of technology for clean water, drinking water, emission free energy and environmental stewardship, for not just Carlsbad but for our state and our nation." – Peder Norby, April 7, 2014

 

An 8.9 kW solar system installed in our parking lot and on the roof above the Executive Office provides the Discovery Center with 45% of its electric needs!

 

The gutters and downspout connected to the roof of the Executive Office collects rainwater and spreads it across the patio pavers. Rain water seeps into the soil, sustaining the garden and helping protect the quality of Agua Hedionda Lagoon.

 

The Discovery Center is a no Styrofoam zone and has receptacles for proper recycling sorting. 

 

In addition, it is surrounded with Native Landscaping which is drought tolerant and a low water use garden fueled by recycled water.

Gardens and Patios

All rooms in the Discovery Center open to patios and gardens. The patios weave around the building, creating cozy gathering spaces amongst +750 native plants.

 

Special Features: The gardens feature art, murals, informational placards, and more. Have a sharp eye? When you are wandering the gardens, look for all of our amazing Eagle Scout projects! ​