Butterfly House at the Environmental Nature Center and Spring Faire!

ENC Newport Beach

ENC Newport Beach

One of my favorite places to visit in Newport Beach, is the Environmental Nature Center (ENC). The ENC’s mission is to provide quality education, through hands-on experiences with nature. It is a fantastic place to visit, especially during butterfly season.

Each year the center holds an open house for its butterfly house and a spring festival. We’ve attended a few times before, and my kiddos have loved it! The butterfly house at the ENC, is Orange County’s only butterfly home and is home to butterflies and plants, that are considered native to Orange County. The Spring Faire features crafts for the kiddos, face painting, henna tattoos, storytelling, nature walks, and so much more!


My daughter, a few years back, enjoying the Spring Faire at the ENC.

The Spring Faire Butterfly Open House, will take place on Sunday, May 5th, from 10am to 3pm.  We’ve had a great time before, and so will you. Best of all it is Free, although donations are always welcomed! For additional information head here.

Sea Tales Early Childhood Program at the ExplorOcean Museum

If you have preschool aged children and are looking for a great educational program that is affordable and science based, make sure to check out the Sea Tales program at the ExplorOcean Museum in the Balboa Peninsula.

This interactive childhood program includes crafts, an interactive touch tank and other nautical activities. Sea Tales take place every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Cost is $7 for Non Members and $5 for Members. It includes 1 adult and 1 child. Reservations are required. To RSVP call 949-675-8915 or email rsvp@explorocean.org

For additional info head here.

Wordless Wednesday: Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

Let’s go Fly a Kite!

My friend Katie from Ocmomactivities.com has a great Summer bucket list.  One item on the list, was flying a kite. Last week, the kids and I stopped at CVS, picked up some kites and took them to Newport Beach. We all had a blast, got our feet wet and best of all, it didn’t really cost much money.  The saying is so true, sometimes the best things in life are free or nearly free 🙂

For more Wordless Wednesday fun  head over to Angry Julie Monday.

I would love to feature your photos of your outings on Wordless Wednesday. If you have any that you would like to share, please send them to mom@daytrippingmom.com