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“Interesting, Fun, and Free”

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 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 a souvenir there is a decent gift shop. I was happily surprised by the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and I highly recommend it. There are many other places in the area that you can also enjoy.

Thank agl111
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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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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 a couple of sea animals. Lots of things to keep them busy for an hour and a half or so. Entrance is "free" - there is a suggested donation of $5 per person or $20 per family and it can be made with a credit card which was nice. Ample parking and easy walking around.

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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 you what everything is. It is, quite literally, just around the corner from the aquarium, and it is well worth a visit.

Thank firstcpm
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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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