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.
“To bring cultural, historical and scientific hands-on experiences to the youth of the central coast”
“To touch the hearts and minds of our youth with unique experiences”
The Exploration Discovery Center will inspire creativity, engage, energize and educate the youth of the central coast.
“Our new favorite play place! Always something new to explore! The kids absolutely love it and people are always so helpful and friendly. If you have littles this is the local place to be. Have 1,4,7-year-olds that all enjoy it!”
-Kimberly C, Mom to Kaliah (7), Kayden (4), and Cruz (1)
“It’s the best place for my very energetic toddler to run around and play. We go weekly and he’s not even close to being tired of it.”
-Kelly, Mom to Archer (2)
” Thank You!! We always have fun when we come.”
-Rachel, Mom to Madison (9) and Milo (8)
“My son loves the painting station they have set up. So awesome! All the water activities are outside in the front, and Noah’s favorite area is where all the sand is so he can play for hours. I am so happy to have this place for my kid. Keeps him active and his mind going.”
-Jessica, Mom to Noah (2)