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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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+1 541-867-0100

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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Nice Family Friendly Stop

This is a nice hands on place for kids and grown ups. Interesting displays and information. All ages are welcome. No admission fee.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 June 2016
Mary P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This is a nice hands on place for kids and grown ups. Interesting displays and information. All ages are welcome. No admission fee.

Thank Mary P
Waterford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Part of OSU, we really didn't expect much. They don't charge admission, but have a donation box with very reasonable suggestions. The exhibits were nicely done, informative and many were interactive. There were several families there and there seemed to be something for every age. Don't miss it

Thank Jim G
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped while in Newport. Visited with 9 year old grandaughter. Staff very helpful. Would recommend visiting and will stop when in Newport.

Thank bluebonnet100
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This a good place for kids as well as adults. There are hands on sciences stuff as well as educational displays. The live coral tanks are my favorite. Well worth spending an hour at this place...and it's free. The volunteers are great with visitors. They do accept donations though.

1 Thank Ben H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

Loved all of the info and the hands on stuff the volunteers were knowledgable and took the time to explain stuff even to adults

Thank lorettan912
Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We had not been to the Hatfield Marine Science Center for at least 20 years. What a change! When we went there before it was a smaller area with maybe 4 wooden tables. It is a nice size building now, with lots of hands on displays', regular display cases, tanks with sea life & sea life like starfish that you... More 

1 Thank Bubbie92
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

This is a good marine center for families to go. We enjoyed the interactive displays. The tidal pool display was very special. You can touch the sea creatures. There was a docent there to prove information about the creatures and there habitat.

1 Thank Douglas S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The Hatfield Marine Science Center is a great place to take not only children but adults as well. An educational experience revolving around the Pacific coast wildlife. From the touch pools, to learning about different fish species.

2 Thank Bethany P
Sublimity, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We stopped during the last 15 minutes they were open on a Sunday. We had three teens with us, and we actually all enjoyed the interactive pieces of the center even though they are made to entertain and teach elementary students. The little octopus was my favorite -- make sure to check him out if he is still there behind... More 

1 Thank just1beth
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This place is a real treasure. We were there on a Monday before the big Memorial Day Weekend and there were 2 school buses full of kids. It was great to see our future be so excited about the many exhibits there. YES, this is a place of learning for people of all ages. After talking to the guide by... More 

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