*These programs are cancelled due to Covid-19 until further notice.


The Marine Life Inventory is offered one Saturday per month, at the Back Bay Science Center, and the date is always determined by the best tidal conditions.

2020 Dates 

January 11th, February 8th, March 7th, April 11th, May 9th, June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 12th, October 10th, November 21st, December 19th

The events take place from 8:30am to 12:30pm, check in begins at 8:15, and we recommend dressing for wet and/or muddy conditions. Each event is limited to 30 participants (Ages 12 & Older), and requires pre-registration. 

Teachers~ This program is designed for students from 7th grade through college. If you are interested in signing your class up to particpate, its recommended you register several months ahead of a desired date. These events fill up fast, and any leftover space goes to the general public interested in participating. The Education Program Coordinator will work directly with you and try to accomodate your request.

Community Service Hours

High School students can participate to fulfill part of their community service school requirements. Any student under 15 years of age will be required to bring an adult with them to attend the program. For more information or if you have questions, please reach out to Kathllen Sheridan

Back Bay Science Center
600 Shellmaker Rd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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