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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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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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Must-go with kids

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Camas, Washington
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Camas, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 day before. If money is an issue, don't bother with the Aquarium and just visit... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 encouraged. There are enough varied exhibits to keep children engaged. We were there about an... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 her it was amazing!

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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place for a visit anytime, but definitely something fun to do on a rainy day. I recently visited with my adult kids, and we all spent a very enjoyable hour. I can see spending hours here with younger kids, given all of the hands-on exhibits they have. If your schedule permits, I recommend visiting during a... More 

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Hermiston, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going since I was a kids. We love this place. The octopus is our favorite. A must visit for Newport visitors.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming here since high school when it first opened its doors so have witnessed this place change and evolve through the years. Still a great place to visit. Touch tanks and the live octopus are definitely the highlight. Other than the touch tanks, there was a definite lack of live fish this visit. Instead they had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 18 year-old son and I spent the morning at the Hatfield Marine Science Center with his grandpa. The exhibits were engaging, and the center provides an educational look at the Oregon coast. I learned a lot about the coast, its ecosystem, and the impact of the nearby fault line to the area.

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Seal Rock, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

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 21 January 2017

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 10 January 2017

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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