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Hatfield Marine Science Center

Features Animals
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Very Educational

Volunteers greeted us and seemed pleased that we expected to make a donation that we gladly gave... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Vancouver, Washington
via mobile
Such a great place!

This is a treasure. A great place to learn and explore. We were there for the Octopus feeding... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2016
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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 28 November 2016 via mobile

Volunteers greeted us and seemed pleased that we expected to make a donation that we gladly gave. The exhibits show both sides of the development and conservation issues.

Thank AnnKirby
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is a treasure. A great place to learn and explore. We were there for the Octopus feeding, which was adorable! Olsen is a beautiful creature. We're grateful for a free place to learn and for the great work being done here.

Thank Afrobison
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop in and visit for a while. Great interactive exhibits. Live critters very cool. This is a great place for anyone with an enthusiasm for science, technology, natural history, & wildlife. My kids have loved visiting here at various ages.

Thank leopdx
Reviewed 13 November 2016

My wife and I visited the Center on our last day in Newport not really knowing what to expect aside from the star attraction - an octopus, We were met at the door by a volunteer who explained everything to us including the fact that...More

Thank Brienbut
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is run by Oregon State University. They have interesting things for everyone, not just kids. Feeding Olson, the giant octopus was the highlight, watching her casually pull the suckers from her arm again and again was mind-blowing. Great exhibit of plate tectonics, tsunamis and...More

2  Thank Steve J
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My husband and I visited for the first time. Admission is by donations, so donate fairly please. The facility is a decent sized with fun and interesting exhibits, tide pool areas to touch urchins and anemones. Science exhibits with hands on play and exploration. A...More

1  Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of hands on things to do. Pet a star Fish ! Donation s accepted and we'll worth it! We spent several hours and really enjoyed it. The gift store was really reasonably priced, too. All the volunteers were really friendly.

1  Thank Ina K
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We always stop here when in Newport. There are always things to see and things to learn. It is free but we did leave a donation

Thank rkh29
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I went to both the aquarium and the science centre. The science centre is by donation so you set your price and just has so much more to offer. It has aquariums, it has artwork, it has history, it has interactive instalments, it has touch...More

2  Thank Touguizi
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This place is amazing. They have something to interest anyone. We got a good understanding of the marine life in the area - with fish tanks to enhance the information. We went late in the day and would have loved to stay longer. There are...More

Thank sandybeaches23
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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.