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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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Worth Visiting

Knowledgeable staff and lots of interesting things to see and do. i recommend taking your time to... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Seattle, Washington
Top Notch Marine Science on Display

Operated in conjunction with Oregon State University, the Center offers a vast array of displays of... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Yakima, Washington
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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
+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Knowledgeable staff and lots of interesting things to see and do. i recommend taking your time to walk thru the exhibits. Good for children also, lots of hands on activities.

Thank TravellingHK
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Operated in conjunction with Oregon State University, the Center offers a vast array of displays of marine life, marine research, and fisheries. Although there is a lot of reading, the displays are excellent and very informative, and you can spend the time on the subjects...More

Thank Dan-Insur3
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This stop was recommended by a friend -- we probably wouldn't have made it on our own since it is not advertised and somewhat out of the way, but we were really glad we stopped. The facility is run by Oregon State University and offers...More

Thank cem44
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Excellent for budding scientists and adults. Interesting and interactive exhibits. Hands on Tide pool and tanks with marine critters. Plan on watching the octopus feeding at 1 pm on Monday, Thursday or Saturday. You can even watch on the visitor center's octocam on their website.

Thank CanineTraveler2
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I came here after visiting the Aquarium, and I would recommend visiting here for sure!!! Was way cheaper that the aquarium (donation only, $5 recommended for individuals and $20 for a family compared to $30/person). The educational interactive things throughout were perfect for all ages!...More

Thank Corey R
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This place is great! A lot of fun for kids and adults. This is an actual maritime research station for Oregon State University and many other research and fisheries organizations have offices surrounding the center. However, for the lay person, there is a visitor center...More

Thank CyndyL
Reviewed 14 September 2017

It is not every day that you go to an attraction and discover it is even better than you expected, but that is exactly what happened when we visited this science and education center. There were a many interesting and informative exhibits, aquariums with a...More

Thank westie2
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This facility is primarily the maritime research and graduate student facility for Oregon State University but is the home to several Federal and Oregon maritime and environmental research and fisheries organizations. Accordingly, the visitor center features many very high quality exhibits that feature the research...More

Thank Ralph G
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My kids really enjoyed this. Very interactive and informative. It's small and only takes about an hour to go through, and it's free!

Thank ketah777
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Must admit, it has been years since I walked through the science center as a young girl. Can remember back to when the bay was being dredged to prepare for the building of this center. My impression remains the same~love it! ( I still have...More

Thank OregonExplorers4
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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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13 July 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.