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Hatfield Marine Science Center

#2 of 48 things to do in Newport Features Animals
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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The side show exhibit

Lots of useful information but it felt like a sideshow exhibit of the Oregon Aquarium, which is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
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 1 week ago
Tom G
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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
+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of useful information but it felt like a sideshow exhibit of the Oregon Aquarium, which is located minutes away.

Thank 7courselife
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank StarlaandBob P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Dani H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank DIAN A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank KendianaJones
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank wndg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank mytsou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Ranjana P
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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.
17 March 2015|
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Response from K6INM | Reviewed this property |
Still free. A donation is always appreciated in these times of low budgets from public sources.