(949) 923-2269 info@newportbay.org

Maps and Directions


The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center is located at 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. The parking lot is at the corner of University and Irvine Avenue. The Center is open to the public from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM,  Tuesday through Sunday. Call (949) 923 2290 for information. Please note that the building is not visible from the street. Park and walk towards the water and you will start seeing the building on the right side.

bbscThe Back Bay Science Center (BBSC) is located at 600 Shellmaker Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660. School programs, shark camps and walking tours take place at Shellmaker Island. The island is typically closed to the public unless there is a special event or tour, but is open every Sunday for Community Day from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


The Newport Aquatic Center is located at 1 Whitecliffs Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. The center is open to the public seven days a week. NBC conducts its weekend kayak tours and its school outrigger canoe tours from here.