Earth Day at the Bay

Typically the weekend before or after EARTH DAY (CANCELLED IN 2020)
Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free parking, free admission
Bring some cash for food trucks and opportunity drawing

On Earth Day we need you to take a stand so that together, we can show the world a new direction – to think about how we can protect our planet and preserve it for the future. Environmental partners will be on hand to show you what you can do. Booths will feature family friendly activities including arts and craft, science discovery, and educational information. There will be a scavenger hunt with small prizes for all participants and entry in larger prize drawings. The day will be filled with live music from Danny Maika.


Guests are encouraged to bring a bag of small, clean, hard plastic items (bottle caps, toy pieces, old pens and markers, etc.) from home so that the Child Creativity Lab can help make an amazing STEAM robot.


Science Discovery Booths
Orange County Parks OC Bird of Prey Center
California Department of Fish & Wildlife OC Used Oil Recycling Program
American Cetacean Society, OC Chapter OC Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
CalFlora OC Used Oil Recycling Program
California Cultural Resource Preservation Alliance Pacific Marine Mammal Center
COLA Now (On the Road for Climate Change) SeedOC
Irvine Ranch Water District Sea & Sage Audubon Society
Inside the Outdoors Surfrider Foundation- NB Chapter
Friends Harbors, Beaches & Parks Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge
Newport Beach Film Festival U.S.C.G. Auxiliary
OC Health Care Agency Water Quality Lab Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center

Food Trucks

Opportunity Drawing
Tickets are $1 ea * 6 for $5 * 25 for $20
All proceeds benefit the Newport Bay Conservancy. Do not need to be present to win. All prizes will be available after the drawing (approx. 3:45 p.m. on the day of the event) for pick-up at the gift shop.

Opportunity Drawing Contributors:
Aquarium of the Pacific Irvine Improv
Boomers Irvine Lanes
Bowers Museum Laguna Festival of the Arts
Burn Costa Newport Aquatic Center
Duffy Electric Boats Newport Landing
Dukes Plums Café
Festival of the Arts South Coast Repertory
Haborside Restaurant Marriott Bayview
McMonigle Group Hi-Time Wine Cellars

For 50 years, Earth Day has been bringing communities and organizations together to advocate for a healthier environment and a sustainable life. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to share their concerns about each citizen’s critical role in the environment. Their actions led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Now over one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.