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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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Amazing!

The next time we head up north we will be stopping here again! My young children (5&2) had more fun... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
KMCole
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Medford, Oregon
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A good educational afternoon

A very informative place to visit. Great location for people of all ages. Something for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GeorgeTheDriver
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Beaverton, Oregon
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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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The next time we head up north we will be stopping here again! My young children (5&2) had more fun here than they did at the aquarium. Lots of hands on activities and seriously cool educational displays. My new favorite place to stop when we...More

Thank KMCole
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very informative place to visit. Great location for people of all ages. Something for everyone! Admission is by donating which is great for families on a budget.

Thank GeorgeTheDriver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 5 and 7 year old grand children LOVE it here. So much interactive and educational play. We saw a film on sharks that all of us enjoyed very much

Thank Marjorie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the aquarium in Newport but this place is the science piece behind the aquarium. My grandkids saw and did all the things that you'd want to do in a marine environment. It was also fascinating for parents and grandparents. Highly recommend regular visits...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the typical learning experience because you get a lot of interaction with the exhibits. Our grandkids really enjoyed this place and we did too.

Thank Linda97365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great for a family! Lots of interactive stuff to do for all. They do not charge an admission but do request a donation.

Thank _lenore_deluisa
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This offshoot of OSU is well worth a visit. A combination of museum of sorts, interactive area for kids, and numerous displays of local science projects.

Thank RIDPDX
Reviewed 17 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
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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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