Phone: (949) 476-0294

Art Meets Science

Sponsored by The Irvine Museum
Sea & Sage Audobon Society

Art Meets Science is an environmental education program that combines art and science in a unique program for 4th grade elementary school children. During Art Meets Science programs, students can view The Irvine Museum's remarkable paintings to capture a glimpse of California's former landscape and share in the artist's reverence for nature.

Following their museum tour, students travel a short distance to visit The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, where they can experience the incredible diversity and beauty of this wetland habitat and its inhabitants. While there, they learn to observe nature, recording thoughts and sketches in a personal journal, and creating a group eco-mural to take back to their school.

The Sea & Sage Audubon in Irvine at the San Joaquin Marsh encompasses 300 acres of coastal freshwater wetlands, the largest in Southern California and is an important habitat for resident and migratory birds and other wildlife.

The Art Meets Science program meets many of the visual arts and life science standards for the 4th grade.


The Irvine Museum offers a variety of tours of its exhibitions. A regularly scheduled weekly docent tour is offered every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. Visitors are welcome on this tour without an appointment. In addition, special docent tours are available to groups of ten or more on an appointment basis. Please contact Dora James, Curator of Education, to schedule your group for a tour of our current exhibition.

Admission is free the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Contact Dora James: (949) 476-0294
Curator of Education
The Irvine Musuem

Become A Patron Today

Your participation and support of The Irvine Museum Patron program can make a significant difference in many people's lives. To sponsor a tour for a non-profit youth group of your choice, contact Dora James, Curator of Education at (949) 476-0294. Click here to learn more.

  • Help educate children about the importance of art
  • Preserve the aesthetic beauty of California's cultural heritage
  • Help fund The Irvine Museum's outreach programs

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