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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Amazing octopus feeding was highlight

Went for Fossil Fest, it was fabulous and informative . Highlight was the feeding of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Melanie S
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Oregon City, Oregon
Fun + Science + Budget Friendly

Chose the Marine Science Center over the aquarium and didn't regret it. The center was a bit on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shisabear
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Jackson, Mississippi
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A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center gives visitors a glimpse of hot topics in contemporary marine science research.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
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+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed yesterday

Went for Fossil Fest, it was fabulous and informative . Highlight was the feeding of the octopus which was 30 minutes of details and watching octopus .

Thank Melanie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose the Marine Science Center over the aquarium and didn't regret it. The center was a bit on the smaller side, but the experience made up for the size. Admission was cheap (donation recommended). Exhibits were modern, really well done, and enjoyable. There were plenty...More

Thank shisabear
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visited the aquarium before, so we were looking for something different. Also, thrilled that this event was free; however, there is a suggested donation of $5/person. We saw the reviews about this place and decided to try it. It takes about 1 - 1...More

Thank L V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second trip to Newport and first trip the the Hatfield Marine Science Center. It’s free with a suggested $5 donation...well worth the donation price! Wonderful static and hands-on displays; lots of critters; volunteers are great. There were two octopuses, one larger 12...More

Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really fun place. Very educational, with touch tanks and very lovely volunteers to explain things. The octopus is pretty cool. Kids would really like this place.

Thank theresa g
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The nearby aquarium is $25 per adult. Since we visited larger aquariums before , we skipped it this time. We brought our two young children to the science center instead and we all liked it. It is very interactive with a smaller scale display of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This octopus exhibit is awesome. I’ve never seen such an active and entertaining octopus! They get octopi donations from local fishermen and rotate them thru the exhibit. Other fascinating things, too, and you can’t beat the price!

2  Thank readinJC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice exhibits, free, and worth stopping by. Staff is friendly and filled with local info. Great time with kids!

Thank bdonahoe1981
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on our trip, and thought it was awesome! The facility is beautiful, with many cool animal exhibits. It would be more exciting with children, as there are many activities geared toward kiddos. As a science educator, my husband was...More

1  Thank krschoen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a MUST if you’re in Newport. Super cheap, $20 for a family. So much hands on things for kids (and those adults who are kids at heart!)

Thank Alana Z
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Travelgals5930
28 August 2017|
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Response from VinoDonna | Reviewed this property |
From Memorial Day to Labor Day they are open daily. The rest of the year only Thursday through Monday.
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donald l
13 July 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.
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