NOTICE: In accordance with recommendations given by the County of Orange and the California Department of Public Health, the Back Bay Science Center has temporarily cancelled all programs until further notice.  Staff are monitoring the situation daily, and programs will resume when it is deemed safe. This is a preventative measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 through our community. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution, and to do our part to help protect the public’s health. We are disappointed that we won’t be able to welcome students and the public during this time, but please know we will do our best to resume programming as soon as possible. 
  • If you plan on enjoying the outdoors in the Back Bay, please remember to:

  • Avoid crowds and stay 6 feet apart from people not in your household.

  • Wear a face covering when you are around people not in your household, especially when indoors.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


The Back Bay Science Center is temporarily closed for our public Community Days until further notice.

The Back Bay Science Center is an educational and research facility that is open to the public for our Community Day program: Sundays from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Mondays-Fridays the Science Center is reserved for groups who have registered for a specific fieldtrip, function, or workshop. For more information about educational programs hosted at the Back Bay Science Center click here:



Our neighbor, The Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center is open

from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM Tuesday through Sunday. Admission and parking are free.

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

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