A trip to a museum is an inspiring experience that can be enjoyed by young and old alike, and we are privileged to have a museum right in our neighborhood. I hope you have had the opportunity to visit or plan to visit soon.


The New Balboa Island Museum has become a popular destination in Newport Beach.  We have seen a record amount of visitors, who are excited to learn about our history, as well as what makes us unique. The number of items in our collections, including uncatalogued material, has reached an impressive 7,000. In Addition, our new facility supports the community by hosting events and educational programs, as well as serving as an information center for tourists.


We know you have charities that are important to you. With that in mind, we are personally inviting you to consider the Museum as an organization you choose to support. Your generous donation will help us maintain a state-of-the-art facility that serves the public, and in so doing ensures the legacy of Newport Beach and the surrounding communities in perpetuity for future generations.


Please add your name to the Donor Wall with a gift at one of these levels:


$500   $1,000   $2,500   $5,000   $10,000   $20,000


The Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so your contribution is tax deductible. You can make a difference and help the only museum in Newport Beach fulfill its mission: To collect, preserve and promote the culture and history of Balboa Island and Newport Beach.


Your gift can be made in the following ways:


Thank you for supporting the Balboa Island Museum

Julia and George Argyros
Joan and Jack Northrup
Shirley Pepys
John Scudder
Paula and Richard Castanon
Julia and George Argyros

Joan and Jack Northrup
Shirley Pepys
John Scudder
Jeff Gehl
Don Abrams
City of Newport Beach


The New Balboa Island Museum pays homage to the island so many of us know, love and call home – and a place that continues to capture the imaginations and hearts of visitors the world over.


Hours of Operation:

The Museum Store is OPEN: Monday – Thursday 10am to 4pm, Friday – Sunday 10am to 5pm

Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, 4th of July

Admission: Free general admission on all days. We gladly accept cash donations!

Ask about our Kids Scavenger Hunt!

Parking: Two hour parking is available on Marine Ave. You can park in the surrounding neighborhood for the extended day.