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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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Worth the visit!

A great hands-on science place. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. So much to look at and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michelle V
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Family Outing

So my cousin I have not seen in at lest 35 years came to Oregon on her adventures to see family... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Salem, Oregon
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great hands-on science place. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. So much to look at and learn. Many hands-on activities. Fun for all ages!

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So my cousin I have not seen in at lest 35 years came to Oregon on her adventures to see family. We took her to Hatfield Marine Science Center and she loved it, My mother is 80 and had never been, she had the best...More

Thank Debbiethetravler
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The next time we head up north we will be stopping here again! My young children (5&2) had more fun here than they did at the aquarium. Lots of hands on activities and seriously cool educational displays. My new favorite place to stop when we...More

2  Thank KMCole
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

A very informative place to visit. Great location for people of all ages. Something for everyone! Admission is by donating which is great for families on a budget.

Thank GeorgeTheDriver
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Our 5 and 7 year old grand children LOVE it here. So much interactive and educational play. We saw a film on sharks that all of us enjoyed very much

Thank Marjorie C
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We love the aquarium in Newport but this place is the science piece behind the aquarium. My grandkids saw and did all the things that you'd want to do in a marine environment. It was also fascinating for parents and grandparents. Highly recommend regular visits...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Not the typical learning experience because you get a lot of interaction with the exhibits. Our grandkids really enjoyed this place and we did too.

Thank Linda97365
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This place is great for a family! Lots of interactive stuff to do for all. They do not charge an admission but do request a donation.

Thank _lenore_deluisa
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This offshoot of OSU is well worth a visit. A combination of museum of sorts, interactive area for kids, and numerous displays of local science projects.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Knowledgeable staff and lots of interesting things to see and do. i recommend taking your time to walk thru the exhibits. Good for children also, lots of hands on activities.

Thank TravellingHK
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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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13 July 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.