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Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation operates the Discovery Center (DC). The DC is an extraordinary collection of hands-on exhibits, gardens, and live animal ambassadors allowing visitors to “taste nature.” We are open to the public, but we primarily serve families with school-aged children who care about the environment, the watershed, and the local community, and we are stroller friendly. The 400-acre Agua Hedionda Lagoon is one of the threatened coastal wetlands on the Southern California coastline. The Lagoon is unique in that it has many current uses such as a YMCA day camp, recreational boating, a mussel and abalone aquaculture facility, a white-sea bass breeding and research center and a power generating facility. LIMITED ACCESS - Outdoor trails, garden, retail and educational programs are open.
Open hours: 
Sunday: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Monday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Yoga, Kids klub, after school enrichment.

Organization learning resources

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COVID-19 Community Nature Collection

We are known for our nature education and hands-on learning. And we are proud to tell you we have online learning for you right here. We realize many are hard hit with Covid-19 closures too; and we want to assist through the healing power of nature.

We have compiled a list of nature and environmental collections across the community and beyond, to help you feel connected and provide valuable resources during this virtual time.

Academic - General
Science - STEM - General
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Late Elementary School
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