Interpretive Center Programs

The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center is currently open TUESDAY thru SUNDAY (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).

K-5 School Programs

We welcome classes of Pre-K through 5th grade to join us at the Muth Interpretive Center for fun and educational field trips! Programs are run on Tuesday mornings. Each program features a rotation of 3-4 activities centered around a particular theme and is designed to align with NGS standards for the grade level. Themes for each grade level are as follows:

Kindergarten – “Estuary Explorers”
First Grade – “Feathered Friends Forever”
Second Grade – “Wild for Wetlands”
Third Grade – “The Case of the Disappearing Species”
Fourth Grade – “Shell Me More”
Fifth Grade – “Wetlands Webs of Life”

For more details on our offerings, please view our Elementary Program Interest Packet.

Ready to book your tour? We are now booking for the 2024-25 season. Please complete our Elementary Program Request Form to get started.

Questions may be directed to Hilary Cunningham, Education Manager at or 949-923-2269.

Inside the Outdoors also conducts 2nd and 3rd grade programming at the Interpretive Center. For more information on their programs, visit their website.


Public Programs

Orange County Parks offers special programs and events tailored to various age groups on a wide variety of subjects from Astronomy, Jr. Ranger activities, full moon hikes and more. Visit and search for events in the “Upper Newport Bay.” Some of their regularly scheduled programs include:

Crafty Kids Sundays – Typically a Sunday each month,  10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ages 3-12) – FREE activities in the Muth Interpretive Center classroom, each month with a different educational theme to explore. The activities are self-guided and may include hands on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. No registration necessary.