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Peter & Mary Muth Interpretive Center

5/5
1 Reviews
Observation Deck
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Phone: (949) 923-2290

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We visited the Interpretative Center while exploring the Newport Bay Preserve. It's housed in a beautiful, modern building with educational exhibits about the estuary ecosystem, including a short film and aquariums with representatives of the local residents. The docent who greeted us was friendly and helped us plan our visit to the preserve with maps and literature. They offer scheduled nature talks and activities as well. I enjoyed the artwork and scenic views. There are many trails in the area and an observation deck on the roof that overlooks the bay. The building is wheelchair accessible and there is a paved multi-use path that passes by (those who need wheelchair parking can park in the employee lot adjacent to the building). Note that the center is closed on Monday.

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  • CrankingChick
    CrankingChick
    Tucson, Arizona
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    Informative Nature Center

    We visited the Interpretative Center while exploring the Newport Bay Preserve. It's housed in a beautiful, modern building with educational exhibits about the estuary ecosystem, including a short film...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583129693000+0800)/
  • Ron Y
    Ron Y
    Corona del Mar, California
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    I am happy that you posted my photo of the Center with the wildflower roof

    If you have not visited the Center..... put it on your bucket list. Bring the kids and grandkids.... they will also enjoy it.

    Reviewed on /Date(1573520922000+0800)/
  • citronjimmerz
    citronjimmerz
    Irvine, California
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    My main draw here is the annual art show by SO CAL PAPA.

    Love coming here to see the local Plein art paintings over a long weekend. I have purchased many and they now decorate my home.

    Reviewed on /Date(1572575264000+0800)/
  • DanaLosAngeles
    DanaLosAngeles
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    Outstanding Center soaking in nature

    Outstanding nature center, easy to find and easy to park. The physical structure blends into the natural topography and the visit is worthwhile.

    Reviewed on /Date(1565339913000+0800)/
  • mgerhardt
    mgerhardt
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    Nice but limited

    A few interesting exhibits and a movie. Also some limited trails from the center. OK but not spectacular views. Lots of kids learning about nature and the environment

    Reviewed on /Date(1550233996000+0800)/

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