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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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Great family adventure place

Great fun for family and education opportunities for the kids. The admission is free with a... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
MrRodgers911
Perfect rainy day outing

I have wanted to visit for years and never seem to make it. Today was the day though with hubby and... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Holly W
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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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"hands on activities"
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"fish"
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"sea life"
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"great place to learn"
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"kids and adults"
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great fun for family and education opportunities for the kids. The admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 a person or $20 per family which by value is well worth the donations prices. If you don't carry cash there is a kiosk at...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I have wanted to visit for years and never seem to make it. Today was the day though with hubby and my 2 preschoolers in tow. Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.00 person or 20 per family. There is a...More

1  Thank Holly W
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

A fun coastal museum with hands-on displays and lots of information on our ocean. Good for kids and adults.

1  Thank nekomau
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This is a quick stop at the Oregon Coast. Some fun exhibits on Tsunamis and Oceanography. Call ahead and find out when they are going to feed the octopus, it is worth planning your day to see it.

1  Thank CrozierSix
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Educational and informative. Touchpool, marine science exhibits, bookstore and programs. Geared for all ages. Fee is a donation.

1  Thank OregonBliss
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The Newport Aquarium is so much more advertised than the Hatfield and it was many trips to the coast before I stopped in. But now I never miss it! This place is great for kids and families, with exhibits on tsunamis, a touch tank, fish...More

1  Thank ORTravelMom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The Center presents learning interestingly. It is free admission but the displays are very impressive and the staff are friendly, helpful and informative.

1  Thank Je M
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

With pouring rain outside and us heading home later in the day, the science center was the perfect place to stay dry and have fun. First, it's free (asks for donations), which is amazing considering we spent way too much money at the Aquarium the...More

2  Thank teammcneley
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times but not for several years. They have added more exhibits and they are more interactive. There is a tide pool area an octopus and other interesting things about the marine life in the area. This is free, donations are...More

1  Thank BeckyinBend
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice exhibit full of enough interactive displays to keep you busy. Staff was more than happy to answer questions. The highlight for me was seeing Opal the octopus have her 1 pm lunch. She was so interactive with the person feeding...More

1  Thank Jenna S
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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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