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Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay

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

Phone: (805) 927-6575

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What: Self-Guided Tour of the Coastal Discovery Center 
When: Weekly, Friday through Sunday 11am to 5pm; closes at 4pm during winter
Reservation Needed: No

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.

Free Admission
Summer 11am to 5pm
Winter 11am to 4pm
Call for holiday hours

Stewardship Travel is about adding a bit of "doing good and feeling good" to your vacation.
This activity selection includes:

*A learning activity and/or outing
*An educational center
*A conservation/heritage donation opportunity through Coastal Discovery Center
(Most non-profit organizations have donation pages. For those that don't, please contact their office directly by clicking the "donation opportunity" link above. Thank you!)

Thank you for being a Stewardship Traveler in WineCoastCountry.

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

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