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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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Address: 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
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+1 541-867-0100
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A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center...

A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center gives visitors a glimpse of hot topics in contemporary marine science research.

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Ingterestingand informative

Such a great learning experience of all ages. Kids love the hands on of all the sea creatures. Each time we go there is more to see and more to learn with the grandchildren.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Seal Rock, Oregon
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Seal Rock, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a great learning experience of all ages. Kids love the hands on of all the sea creatures. Each time we go there is more to see and more to learn with the grandchildren.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family has stopped here multiple times over the years. The kids love the interactive displays and hands-on seal-life experiences that are always offered. This is a great place to spend an afternoon with those you love. It is FREE but a donation is suggested.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely good for kids especially on a rainy day...Very hands on for adults and kids, free parking and nice gift shop

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Toledo, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit no matter what your age is. There are several fun and educational hands-on stations that are awesome for kids, but great for adults, too. All of the displays are informative and interesting. If you want to take home a souvenir there is a decent gift shop. I was happily surprised by the Hatfield... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium but wow was it expensive. So came here again. We've come a few times in the past. Its not a large facility but the kids had fun and learned about tides and erosion and go to touch a couple of sea animals. Lots of things to keep them busy for an hour... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a nice calm change of pace we love this place and enjoy the up close and personal interaction with sea creatures. There’s plenty of knowledgeable staff available they have a tide pool where you can touch things and someone who can tell you what everything is. It is, quite literally, just around the corner from the aquarium,... More 

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Coquille, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our five year old grand daughter could touch almost everything without being told not to. Interesting exhibits.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took 16 high school from France to visit the Marine Science. They had a blast, specially, with checking all the elevations, wind assembly, mountains, imagination to make wave, lighting and thunders.

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Pismo Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I live in the area and always I have a great experience at Hatfield!! People are amazing. The children love it!

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New Westminster, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Our kids are young teens and generally curious to explore. Not sure all kids their age would be the same, but ours loved it here. They played with all the interactive displays, looked at the tanks and displays and even read information! We spent over 2 hours here and had to coax them to leave. The volunteers were knowledgeable and... More 

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