Prehistoric Kids Day at Upper Newport Bay June 28 |@OCParks

On Saturday, June 28th, join OC Parks and The Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center for Prehistoric Kids Day at the Muth Interpretive Center at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve.

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The Prehistoric Kids Day event will present Orange County’s rich heritage of natural history, prehistoric animals and plants, and local Native American history to the community.

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Prehistoric Kids Day will be fun for both young and old, with a number of activities including archaeological and paleontological demonstrations and exhibits.

There wil be a Junior Scientist Camp featuring educational crafts and hands-on activities:

  • Archaeology and Paleontology sand-box digs
  • Make Your Own Fossil
  • Native American Rock Art
  • Make Your Own Shell Jewelry
  • Prehistoric Coloring book

Members of the Kizh/Gabrielino tribe will be present to share their culture with visitors.

Did you know that much of what we know as Orange County was much different years ago?  Find out about the “Fossils In Your Backyard” featuring booths by the Fullerton Arboretum, the Felidae Conservation Fund, Destiny Colocho, Rock-n-Roll Reptiles, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, and OC Parks taht will share information and educate visitors.  Other activities include guided walking tours, flint knapping and local wildlife.


10:00AM – 2:00PM

Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center

2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA



The John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center is a partnership between California State University, Fullerton and the County of Orange, through OC Parks.  The Cooper Center is committed to the preservation, curation, and management of the fossils and artifacts within the County for the purpose of scientific research, outreach, and education.  For more information, visit

For more information about the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, visit and

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