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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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Great Couple of Hours for All Ages

We came for the octopus feeding. It's not as active of course as shark feeding. The crowd varied... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Redmond, Oregon
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During a recent trip my husband and grandson visited this museum. Not only did they have fun, but... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
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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 18 July 2017 via mobile

We came for the octopus feeding. It's not as active of course as shark feeding. The crowd varied from all ages with the young ones squeezing to the front for a better view. The displays were well done and first-rate, many being interactive, like the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

During a recent trip my husband and grandson visited this museum. Not only did they have fun, but it was so educational, and interactive, even for our 4-year old grandson who couldn't get enough and keeps asking to go back! Highly recommended!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank StarlaandBob P
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to take kiddos when they are with us. Very interactive, lots of stuff to do and so inexpensive. Make a donation and have a ton of activities for the whole family. We actual enjoy it more than the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Our first morning in Newport dawned cool and foggy and we had read about the science center here on Trip Advisor. Our grandson was with us for a few days and watching cartoons and playing on his iPhone were NOT options. It was about a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank DIAN A
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great exhibits and hand-on activities for younger children (us adults have fun too). Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Plan on about an hour. Plenty of free parking. Admission is free but they have a donation box which I hope everyone contributes to so we can keep...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My wife asked to just go in and look around, to see what had changed in the years since she had been there. I went too, expecting to leave after a couple minutes. Instead, we both were captivated by the exhibits. We ended up wandering...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit. Some people commented that it is geared for small children. We really enjoyed it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank wndg
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The admission is free and worth a visit to the site. It offers fun and scientific knowledge to visitors of all age groups.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank mytsou
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Run by OSU this is a great rainy day activity for families! Kids have hands on interactive activities like touching tide pool animals and exploring tsunami effects on Oregon's coast. Lots of fun and interesting displays.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Ranjana P
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Lots of exhibits explaining the impact we have in our oceans. I personally think this is better than the aquarium down the street, not because it's free but because it really addresses climate change, pollution, and such. Great for all ages.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Diana M
17 July 2018|
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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.