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Welcome to the Exploration Discovery Center

“Our Vision is that the Exploration Discovery Center will inspire the youth of the central coast to discover, explore and dream.”
– Debra Ugalde, Founding Board Member

The Children’s Discovery Center of the Central Coast has merged our organization with the former Exploration Station becoming the Exploration Discovery Center, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. Since the original Exploration Station closed in 2016, our campus has been revamped with new exhibits and exciting activities. We are a non-profit children’s education and play space with an emphasis on sustainability. We have a campus that accommodates children ages 2-12. Our admission is dependent on parent/guardian participation. Our facilities include but are not limited to preschool play areas, archeology/geology education through play, rotating cultural and historical interactive exhibits, outdoor water play, aquaponic gardening, and a school-age learning lab. Our current location sits directly across the street from Ramona Park, at 867 Ramona Avenue in Grover Beach, CA 93433.


Our Mission

“To bring cultural, historical and scientific hands-on experiences to the youth of the central coast”

Our Aspiration

“To touch the hearts and minds of our youth with unique experiences”

Our Vision

The Exploration Discovery Center will inspire creativity, engage, energize and educate the youth of the central coast.

STEAM (Science Technology, Educational, Art & Math)

Historical and Cultural Spotlight-Large Changing exhibits

Use of local construction, craftsman, artists, Ag & science students

Indoor/outdoor facilities and exhibits

Solar arrays, rainwater catchment, hydroponic gardens

We are dedicated to keeping you SAFE!

Here at EDC, we are dedicated to engaging & energizing the youth of the Central Coast. But above all else, we are dedicated to keeping our families SAFE on our campus. We ask our friends to please wear a mask while enjoying our facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Alongside our current mask protocol, our staff is diligent in maintaining the cleanliness of our playrooms. All toys, exhibits and equipment are sanitized regularly throughout the day to ensure that your kids stay as healthy as possible and can continue to fill our campus with laughter. Help us all, so we can keep on playing! Thank you