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Hatfield Marine Science Center

#2 of 48 things to do in Newport Features Animals
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Great Experience

This was a fantastic place to visit. We had a great time here. Great hands on experience. You... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Angela K
Muscatine, Iowa, Usa
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Daytrip to the museum

WOW! What a place. I would expect a place like this in New York, or Boston. To find it in Newport... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
John R
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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 17 May 2017 via mobile

This was a fantastic place to visit. We had a great time here. Great hands on experience. You could actually touch sea life and feel the different pelts of sea animals. Lots of interactive opportunities. All for a donation. Don't miss this!!

1  Thank Angela K
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

WOW! What a place. I would expect a place like this in New York, or Boston. To find it in Newport, Oregon was fantastic. The museum might better be called a facility highlighting the Oceanographic Universe. It has a myriad of displays, many interactive and...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 16 May 2017

It was the coolest thing to be able to gentle tough these sea creatures!!!! Well worth visiting just for this.

1  Thank Squirel9135
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The Hatfield Marine Science Center is an educational and research center maintained by Oregon State University. The exhibits are interactive and of interest to all ages. Children will especially enjoy the opportunity to touch starfish and sea anemones. Unfortunately, as is typical of such heavily...More

1  Thank rockhugger48
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This is geared towards kids. Fun times making waves and power and watching the octopus. Interesting for adults also.

1  Thank JSugi50
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This place is very educational and fun to bring the whole family to learn about the Pacific Ocean and the wonders about it.

1  Thank jackib0y
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a neat little place with tons of science and hands on things for the kids. They have a gift shop as well.

1  Thank claddaghkell
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I liked the video presentation how Oregon was formed by volcanic islands moving toward the coast! The coral exhibits were incredibly patterned and colorful under black light! I'm not from this area so I learned about the invasive animals and plants Oregon deals with. Be...More

1  Thank Donna V
Reviewed 26 April 2017

All ages welcome! This is perfect for families with younger children too. You learn about sea life, topography, waves, and the ecosystem. Can you find the octopus?

1  Thank sarahordonald
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

In this place you can learn lot of things about life under the sea, and how scientist do their amazing work.

Thank Krolina H
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donald l
can you still shake hands with an octopus?
13 July 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.
What is the admission price?
18 March 2015|
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Response from K6INM | Reviewed this property |
Still free. A donation is always appreciated in these times of low budgets from public sources.