The Facility

The Back Bay Science Center is a jointly operated facility.  For a complete list of our partners, please click here.

Operating partners that manage the facility include:
  California Department of Fish and Wildlife     
City of Newport Beach                                  
County of Orange Health Care Agency           
University of California, Irvine

     
                  

The Back Bay Science Center houses the following:

Teaching Lab

A Teaching Lab, which is used for:

-7th to 12th Grade Lab Activities
-College level research
-Teacher Workshops
-Special Presentations

Forms to request use of the BBSC Facility

Thank you for your interest in the Back Bay Science Center (BBSC) to host your proposed event, function, or program. 

In order to schedule your visit to the BBSC please complete the following forms, and submit them to the Education Program Coordinator by the specified due dates. 

Please note, all requests are required to be relevant to the mission of the BBSC:  provide a hands-on facility where students and the public can study and enjoy the estuarine ecology of Newport Bay and the marine ecology of the ocean, and to promote natural resource conservation and stewardship throughout the watershed.   

APPLICATION DEADLINES & INSTRUCTIONS -- The BBSC Programs Committee will review Facility Use applications three times a year. Applications are due according to the program season you are requesting*: 

Spring Programs: February to May ---------------------- application deadline December 1st

Summer Programs: June to September ------------------ application deadline April 15th

Fall/Winter Programs: October to January ---------------- application deadline August 15th 

*Please allow approximately 1 month after submission for the BBSC Programs Committee to review and respond to your request. If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be extended to the next business day. PLEASE NOTE-- To allow the BBSC Programs Committee time for planning, while keeping the process fair, applications requesting future dates 5 or more months beyond a deadline date will not be accepted.

Facility Use Request Form (86.6 KB)

Application Guidelines (83.9 KB)

Special Event Guidelines (151.0 KB)

Rules/Regs for UNBER (126.9 KB)