Interpretive Center Programs

The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center is (CURRENTLY CLOSED) open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Parking and admission is free, but there may be a fee for scheduled programs.

School Programs

School programs are conducted by Newport Bay Conservancy volunteers on Tuesday mornings for Grades K-5. All aligned with California State Science Content Standards. Please email for more information.

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”

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:

Wild Tales (VIRTUAL STYLE) – Fridays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ages 2-5) – Visit us for story-telling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history of the Bay through crafts and hands-on activities. Checklist will be available for craft items prior to live program. Visit OC Parks Facebook page for more information.

Crafty Kids Sundays (CURRENTLY ON HOLD) – 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.