600 E. Bay Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92661- Map It
(949) 675-8915

AAA Editor Notes

ExplorOcean is in the Balboa Fun Zone at 600 E. Bay Ave. Museum exhibits reflect the history of Newport Beach through memorabilia and photographs. Also displayed are navigational equipment, model ships and nautical art. Visitors can create 3-D and laser artwork at ExplorOcean Innovation Lab as well as touch and feed more than 25 invertebrates in two touch tanks. Ocean-based experiments are offered in the courtyard during Science Saturday. A Ferris wheel remains from when the site was occupied by the Balboa Fun Zone.
$5; $4 (ages 60+); $3 (ages 4-12); free (active military with ID).
Hours: Open daily 11-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Sat.-Sun. noon-4, rest of year. Science Saturday Sat. at noon. Touch-tank Feeding Frenzy Wed. and Sat. at 2. Closed major holidays.