Kids Can Spring Into Action at Lagoon In Bloom

Can you out-flap a hummingbird or jump as far as a cricket in our obstacle course? Join a springtime festival celebrating nature's renewal with a spotlight on baby lagoon birds, fishes, reptiles and butterflies.

Circle up for Hey Pollinator, an interactive dance and song activity. Kids can collect fun stamps for Discovery Passports along the loop trail: Beautiful Birds, Fintastic Fishes, Radical Reptiles, Breathtaking Butterflies and Magnificent Moths and receive their own Love Your Lagoon headband. Face Painting and arts/crafts combine nature with creativity. Family Discovery Days is free for all ages.


  • Event parking at Mira Costa College (333 Manchester Ave.) Free shuttle service all day
  • Hydration & Restrooms: Jimbo's Naturally is providing fresh organic fruits. Water fountains and restrooms are also at the Nature Center. We'll soon announce our healthy food truck making a special appearance for Family Discovery Day.
  • Nature Center Address: 2710 Manchester Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007 



Sunday, March 26: 10 am - 3 pm
San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center

Co-Presented by:

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
County of San Diego Parks & Recreation

Additional Support: 

State of California Coastal Conservancy
Explore the Coast Grant

City of Encinitas Mizel Family Foundation
Community Grant