The Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center

Parking lot open sunrise to sunset Restrooms open daily 6a-4p The Newport Bay Conservancy is pleased to support Orange County Parks at the Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center (2301 University Drive, Newport Beach). CURRENTLY CLOSED. This 10,000 square foot...

Interpretive Center Programs

The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center is CURRENTLY CLOSED. K-5 School Programs School programs will resume when the Muth Interpretive Center reopens to the public.  Please email carissa.macias@newportbay.org for more information. Kindergarten – “Estuary...

SOCALPAPA Paints the Back Bay and OC Parks

This new exhibition opens online Saturday, July 11 – July 19. Thirty SOCALPAPA artists have submitted nearly sixty original paintings inspired by the beauty and natural heritage of the Upper Back Bay as well as the varied landscapes of the OC Parks. The show can...

SOCALPAPA Paints Nature

SOCALPAPA Paints Nature Written by NBC Board Member, Sherry Marger On Friday in late March, Southern California Plein Air Painter’s Association (SOCALPAPA) gathered once again to paint the Back Bay around the Muth Interpretive Center. Everyone selected a spot from...

Community Based Restoration

Hands-on habitat restoration activities are a great opportunity for the public to be involved in a meaningful way here at the Bay without making any long-term volunteer commitment. Service learning hours are available and groups are welcome. During the rainy season,...