Festivals & Celebrations

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Festivals & Celebrations

Throughout the year the Reserve offers specials events for families to enjoy.  Check the calendar for event schedules and flyers. Don’t miss these annual events:

SD Festival of Science & Engineering Expo Day – March 7, 2020
Join us on Saturday, March 7th at Petco Park for the Science Expo for over 135 hands-on science activities and 12 stage performances for kids of all ages. The event will take place from 10am until 5pm.  The Reserve’s booth will feature Wonderful Wetlands! Meet wetland critters, play with a mudflat, be a Tijuana Estuary biologist, and discover why wetlands are important for YOU and for wildlife.


World Migratory Bird Day – March 14, 2020 is POSTPONED to a future date TBD
An annual celebration of the incredible journeys of migratory birds held on the second Saturday in May. Come increase your knowledge of these fascinating animals through nature walks, crafts, special presentations and anything else we have planned for this year. Visit the World Migratory Bird Day website and gift shop to find out more. 


City Nature Challenge (April 24-27, 2020)
Help San Diego win the #CityNatureChallenge! You can participate here at the Tijuana Estuary from 10am -1pm on Sat, April 25th; volunteers will be on the trails to assist you. Or grab an observation using iNaturalist during our 11am guided nature walk that day.  More info: www.sdnat.org/CNC2019. #TheNat #CNC2019SD



Coastal Cleanup Day – Saturday, September 19, 2020
Celebrated the third Saturday in September, typically from 9am-noon, it is the largest beach and waterway cleanup program with data collection in the world. Volunteers from around the world participate each year – clearing tons of trash from coastlines, rivers and lakes. Come make a difference and volunteer locally, visit the official International Coastal Cleanup Day website for more information.


In schools only
Discovery Labs
Join us for our Discovery Labs, a series of open houses to excite and engage the minds of our community in their own backyard. In 2018, we will be taking the program to schools and local libraries, more details and dates to come.


For more information
, event schedules and ways to get involved with any of the above listed special events please call the Visitor Center at 619-575-3613.