Visitors and local residents alike are invited to download free trail maps throughout the San Luis Obispo and the HWY 1 Discovery Route
Mommies & Guppies at Central Coast Aquarium
Join us for kids activities and storytime with hands-on interaction with tide pool animals and aquarium exploration.
Kayak Back In Time to Historic Lighthouse (Beginners Welcome)
Paddle back in time with professional kayak guides to the 125 year old fully restored and quite beautiful Point San Luis Lighthouse in Avila Beach, California
Hands On Citizen Science Outing in San Simeon Cove
Each week the Coastal Discovery Center invites visitors to participate in its Plankton Monitoring program and other programs.
From late October to February, thousands of black and gold Monarch butterflies cluster in the limbs of a Eucalyptus grove at Trilogy Monarch Dunes in Nipomo
Visit the Jelly Tank at the Central Coast Aquarium
A wet world of underwater secrets and fun learning for all ages awaits visitors at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach.
Central Coast Aquarium’s Sharks After Dark in Avila Beach
Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about marine life with guest scientists.
Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Film Festival
Celebrating our national aquatic and underwater treasures that are preserved within the National Marine Sanctuary System.
Avila Beach Free Stewardship Clean-Up Kit & Tote Bag Gift
"Every piece of litter you remove reveals something beautiful…"
Watch the Sharks Feed at the Central Coast Aquarium
Visit the shark tank during feeding time at the Central Coast Aquarium in Avila Beach for an unforgettable experience and a peek at the underwater world of sharks.
Volunteer at Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Natural History Center
The Volunteer Program at the Dunes Center is crucial to its ability to fulfill its mission.
Nipomo Native Garden Volunteer Days
The site is in the final stages of being restored to a native botanical garden which will feature native plant communities endemic to the Nipomo Mesa and dunes complex.
Walk Back in Time: Cambria Museum & Historic Buildings Self-Guided Walking Tour
Cambria has a rich history dating back to the 1860's. Visitors and locals alike enjoy the self-guided walking tour that visits 26 historic structures throughout the small and welcoming town.
Museum of Natural History Morro Bay State Park
The Museum features state-of-the-art interactive exhibits especially created for the Morro Bay site.
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden
The mission of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is to display the diverse plant life of the Mediterranean climate zones of the world and to provide opportunities for education, recreation, conservation and research.
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Volunteer Days
Our mission, to connect people and plants, includes many opportunities for volunteers to help support the Garden in all of our organization's functions.
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Kids’ Events
With a goal of "education through exploration," the Garden is dedicated to teaching children of all ages about the natural environment, rules of ecology, sustainability, where food comes from and how to eat healthfully.
Hearst Castle – Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
Visitors and locals are helping to preserve our coastal heritage by supporting the Friends of Hearst Castle