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Shellmaker Island Discovery Tour

@ Back Bay Science Center

Learn about Shellmaker Island’s rich history


What do ridgeway rails, garter snakes, and salt marsh bird's beak have in common? You might see one or more of these things during a Shellmaker Discovery Tour! Join one of our trained Naturalists for a nice stroll around the new Back Bay Science Center located on Shellmaker Island in Newport Beach. Learn about the flora and fauna that live in and around the bay.

What do ridgeway rails, garter snakes, and salt marsh bird's beak have in common? You might see one or more of these things during a Shellmaker Discovery Tour! Join one of our trained Naturalists for a nice stroll around the new Back Bay Science Center located on Shellmaker Island in Newport Beach. Learn about the flora and fauna that live in and around the bay.


Also, come learn about the variety of educational programs the Science Center offers and how the facility is geared to educate 7th-12th grades students about local water quality issues and the importance of the Upper Newport Bay estuary.


The tours start promptly at 9am and typically last 1 to 2 hours. Reservations Requested; space is limited.


For more information and to make reservations, please call (949) 640-9959 or email Kathleen.sheridan@wildlife.ca.gov.

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

Phone: (949) 640-9956

Website: Click to Visit

Saturday, June 15, 2019 : 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Activity occurs until 12/14/2019 on:

  • Saturday, June 15, 2019: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, September 14, 2019: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, October 19, 2019: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, November 16, 2019: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Saturday, December 14, 2019: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Reservation suggested for this activity.

Note: To RSVP check the venue's website above or call (949) 640-9956.

Suitable for: 5+

$0.00

Street parking.

Activity Name Next Occurrence Suitable Ages
05/26/2019 4+

Event dates, times and cost are subject to change without notice. Before heading out, please contact the event organizer to verify the information provided. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact the event organizer directly.

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