Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Discovery Center

What's to discover?

Agua Hedionda Lagoon

Anything and everything about the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and related water, wildlife and environmental issues. The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center is a nature center dedicated to environmental education and outreach. We are located on the eastern end of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon estuary and wetland area in Carlsbad. The 3800 square foot building was completed in October 2004 and began hosting public programs and outreach activities in 2005.

Owned and operated by the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation, the Discovery Center houses exhibits and displays which pertain to historical and environmental aspects of the Lagoon. In addition, the Discovery Center hosts numerous festivals, lectures, seminars and programs throughout the year.

Agua Hedionda Discovery Center


February 22, 2017

The whole experience was just beautiful and we had so much fun!! Thanks everyone for being so caring to our earth and nature! You are all amazingly nice!!

February 18, 2017

Over all it was a cool place. And they have a pig on the ground! Which you can feed for $2 at the front desk.

December 9, 2016

Lisa n Samantha have been fantabulous in organizing our past three events .... love you from North County Cycle Club... thumbs up all the way !!!

August 20, 2016

Perfect for my animal-loving, hands-on 2 and 4y old. The girls at the front desk were very nice. This was our first visit, and when I asked for an overview, I was pleasantly surprised at all that there is to see, touch, and do.