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Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay

W.R. Hearst State Beach
San Simeon, CA 93452

(805) 927-6575

http://montereybay.noaa.gov/vc/cdc/welcome.html

Overview

What: Self-Guided Tour of the Coastal Discovery Center 
When: Weekends and holiday Mondays from 11am-5pm – Please note the Center will be closed November 2-16, 2018
Reservation Needed: No

Stewardship Travel along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route in coastal San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) engages visitors in over 50 bite-size activities and contribution opportunities. Stewardship Travel adds meaning and fun while immersing visitors deeply in the natural and cultural heritage experiences that California’s unique Central Coast has to offer.

The Coastal Discovery Center is a joint venture between the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and California State Parks. Located on beautiful San Simeon Bay, the Coastal Discovery Center celebrates the connection between land and seas.

The Center offers interactive exhibits and education programs which highlight the cultural and natural history of Old San Simeon, California State Parks, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The interface of land and sea is unique, drawing people for its rich bounty, economic opportunity, recreation and inspiration. Protection of these special places preserves them for use and enjoyment for generations to come.

Gain a deeper connection on vacation through activities and charitable donation opportunities that protect wildlife, habitat, and cultural heritage sites.
This activity selection includes:
*A learning activity and/or outing
*An educational center
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity through Coastal Discovery Center. In the "Special Instructions for Donation" box, please specify the Coastal Discovery Center.

Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler along the Highway 1 Discovery Route.

Features

  • Beaches
  • Free Things To Do
  • History & Culture
  • Kid Friendly
  • Must-See Spot
  • Outdoor Activities & State Parks
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
  • Stewardship Travel Activities