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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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The Science Center was an unexpected surprise along the central coast of Oregon. With lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Oregon Marine Science Center

This is a special place to visit in Newport, Oregon. It has very well done exhibits about the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mary Ellen Y
Eugene, 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Science Center was an unexpected surprise along the central coast of Oregon. With lots of parking, vast exhibits, and very friendly staff, there is something for everyone. We had a few minor kids with us and they enjoyed the petting tide pools the most....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying in Newport for a couple of nights, we went to the Hatfield Marine Science Center where we have visited in years past, and immediately felt the lack of the presence of the octopus who has usually been front and center when one enters...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a special place to visit in Newport, Oregon. It has very well done exhibits about the ocean. It is good for adults and children. I highly recommend the Oregon Marine Science Center.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mary Ellen Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great stop for those with kids - although we learned a lot about the marine biology and fishing industry too.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Happiness554351
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank V867BFrayc
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dddurrett2016
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CallmeLenny
Reviewed 26 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Muriel M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Diana M
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Response from quietwoodsgrappler | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember. I haven't been here in at least ten or fifteen years,.
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.