(949) 923-2269 info@newportbay.org

Interpretive Center Programs

The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center is 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 call 949-923-2269 or email carissa.macias@newportbay.org 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

Plein Air Art Class on PatioOrange 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 letsgooutside.org and search for events in the “Upper Newport Bay.” Some of their regularly scheduled programs include:

Wild Tales – Fridays, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (ages 2-5) – Visit us for story-telling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history of the Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks. Come prepared for exciting experiences! $5.00 per child and pre-registration is requested by visiting letsgooutside.org and searching for “Wild Tales.”

Crafty Kids Sundays – One 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.