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Hatfield Marine Science Center
Ranked #2 of 52 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center gives visitors a glimpse of hot topics in contemporary marine science research.
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Enjoyed the visit. Good displays. Particularly good for families with children. The octopus was very fun to see.

Thank Lovetraveling99
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"suggested donation"
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"oregon state university"
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"all ages"
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"research center"
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"interactive exhibits"
in 22 reviews
"hands on activities"
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"fish"
in 52 reviews
"accept donations"
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"great place to learn"
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"sea life"
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"kids and adults"
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"free admission"
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"sea cucumbers"
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"touch tank"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Volunteers greeted us and seemed pleased that we expected to make a donation that we gladly gave. The exhibits show both sides of the development and conservation issues.

Thank AnnKirby
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is a treasure. A great place to learn and explore. We were there for the Octopus feeding, which was adorable! Olsen is a beautiful creature. We're grateful for a free place to learn and for the great work being done here.

Thank Afrobison
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop in and visit for a while. Great interactive exhibits. Live critters very cool. This is a great place for anyone with an enthusiasm for science, technology, natural history, & wildlife. My kids have loved visiting here at various ages.

Thank leopdx
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

My wife and I visited the Center on our last day in Newport not really knowing what to expect aside from the star attraction - an octopus, We were met at the door by a volunteer who explained everything to us including the fact that there was no entry fee, only a donation. The Center is laid out in a rough circle and along the way we were met by volunteers who loved to explain what we were seeing especially the first exhibit of anemones and muscles going and living in small pools. There are wonderful displays for kids with hand on activities. It's a great place to visit full of very interesting and informative displays.

Thank Brienbut
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