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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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An Oregon Coast must-visit

I have been coming here since high school when it first opened its doors so have witnessed this... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
CObeachgirl24
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Great for all ages

My 18 year-old son and I spent the morning at the Hatfield Marine Science Center with his grandpa... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
KristinFilut
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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
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+1 541-867-0100
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"octopus"
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"suggested donation"
in 28 reviews
"oregon state university"
in 19 reviews
"all ages"
in 52 reviews
"research center"
in 8 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 22 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 18 reviews
"fish"
in 54 reviews
"sea life"
in 33 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 23 reviews
"free admission"
in 8 reviews
"kids and adults"
in 16 reviews
"sea cucumbers"
in 9 reviews
"touch tank"
in 16 reviews
"learn something"
in 7 reviews
"great for kids"
in 13 reviews
"whole family"
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have been coming here since high school when it first opened its doors so have witnessed this place change and evolve through the years. Still a great place to visit. Touch tanks and the live octopus are definitely the highlight. Other than the touch...More

Thank CObeachgirl24
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

My 18 year-old son and I spent the morning at the Hatfield Marine Science Center with his grandpa. The exhibits were engaging, and the center provides an educational look at the Oregon coast. I learned a lot about the coast, its ecosystem, and the impact...More

Thank KristinFilut
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Such a great learning experience of all ages. Kids love the hands on of all the sea creatures. Each time we go there is more to see and more to learn with the grandchildren.

Thank rdld35
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Our family has stopped here multiple times over the years. The kids love the interactive displays and hands-on seal-life experiences that are always offered. This is a great place to spend an afternoon with those you love. It is FREE but a donation is suggested.

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Reviewed 10 January 2017

Definitely good for kids especially on a rainy day...Very hands on for adults and kids, free parking and nice gift shop

Thank travelshooter71
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a great place to visit no matter what your age is. There are several fun and educational hands-on stations that are awesome for kids, but great for adults, too. All of the displays are informative and interesting. If you want to take home...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

We wanted to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium but wow was it expensive. So came here again. We've come a few times in the past. Its not a large facility but the kids had fun and learned about tides and erosion and go to touch...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is such a nice calm change of pace we love this place and enjoy the up close and personal interaction with sea creatures. There’s plenty of knowledgeable staff available they have a tide pool where you can touch things and someone who can tell...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Our five year old grand daughter could touch almost everything without being told not to. Interesting exhibits.

Thank Pamela G
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

I took 16 high school from France to visit the Marine Science. They had a blast, specially, with checking all the elevations, wind assembly, mountains, imagination to make wave, lighting and thunders.

Thank Hossien E
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Travelgals5930
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.
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donald l
13 July 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.
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