The Clark Interpretive Center, which opened in September of 1988, contains a paleontology museum that provides an educational view of prehistoric Orange County through exhibits, programs and guided tours. Among the fossils on display is a 9 million year old baleen whale skeleton --it is reputed to be one of the only complete ice age whale fossils in existence. Also the opportunity is provided to watch scientists and volunteers excavate and prepare fossil specimens for study and educational exhibits. Admission is FREE!
The museum is located inside the Ralph B. Clark Regional Park. The park offers large shaded picnic areas, hiking and biking trails, and children's playground areas. Team sports enthusiasts can enjoy spacious play areas including two sand volleyball courts, three softball fields and a baseball diamond. Children of all ages can enjoy fishing in the stocked three acre lake. Four tennis courts are located within the park and an amphitheater which overlooks the lake, is ideal for outdoor plays and recreation programs.
Interpretive Center hours: Wednesday - Friday, 12:30 p.m.- 5p.m.
Interpretive Center hours: Saturday - Sunday, 9:30a.m.- 4:30p.m.
Hours may vary, call park office in advance (714) 973-3170
Park Hours: Fall - Winter Hours, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST
Park Hours: Spring - Summer Hours, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. PDT
Parking Fee: $3.00 on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends