The Back Bay Science Center houses the following:

The Back Bay Science Center is located at:

600 Shellmaker Rd. Newport Beach, CA 92660



Motorized boats are not allowed past North Beach where the Newport Aquatic Center is located. Only the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), law enforcement, or those with a State-issued access letter can enter the Reserve on motorized boats. Canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards can go to the upper bay up to the boat limit but must remain in the wide main channel. All side channels are closed to boats and paddlers to protect sensitive habitats and species. Please refer to map for boat limit information.

UNBER Boating Limits (358.0 KB)

Teaching Lab

-7th-12th grade lab activities

-College level research

-Teacher workshops

-Special presentations