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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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A great free attraction

If you are hesitant to pay the money for the aquarium go to this place. It is great for families... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Camas, United States
A learning experience

Very informative, with well keep displays and tanks. The people volunteering there are always eager... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Waldport, 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.
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are hesitant to pay the money for the aquarium go to this place. It is great for families and fun for everyone.

Thank V867BFrayc
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very informative, with well keep displays and tanks. The people volunteering there are always eager to answer any questions you might have. Hands on activities and things for the kids to do.

Thank dddurrett2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Oregon Coast Aquarium but think the Visitor Center at Hatfield is overlooked by too many folks. It is affordable and has lots of interactive things to engage kids.

Thank CallmeLenny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hatfield Marine Science Center requires each of its scientists to create a display for the lobby and the result is varied and interesting, from a rock pool filled with creatures to a create-your-own-tsunami. The admission is by donation, and it would be a great...More

Thank Muriel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First-It's free! It's donation based, which I encourage because of the work they do here and what they offer. Great learning experience for people of all ages. Bonus: The octopus currently there is a momma to be. So fascinating to watch her care for the...More

1  Thank rubyalan1111
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Stop in a take an afternoon to go through the center and aquarium. The exhibits are very interactive and it is a great learning experience.

Thank KathleenT1280
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Entrance was by donation, with suggested amounts for a person or a family; we appreciate the opportunity to decide how much we could spend. I had heard good things about this center, but our...More

1  Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Very enjoyable. Donation based so free to enter. Interactive displays, touch pool, and lots of saltwater tanks. nice outing.

1  Thank Microgarden
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This center was so educational and interesting, we really enjoyed our time spent here. The touch pools, the displays and interactive spots, are so great, and the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The photos we took are amazing.

Thank KareStev
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

They are a free exhibit. They do accept donations to help cut costs. Amazing octopus at the entrance but they are in the process of finding another one. We got there 30 minutes before they closed so we had to rush thru.

Thank Julia R
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Diana M
17 July 2018|
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Response from travelguy51_9 | Reviewed this property |
We only spent about 90 minutes, but that's because we were on a time crunch. It's easy to spend much more time there however.
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.