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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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Hands-on science!!!

Lots of exhibits explaining the impact we have in our oceans. I personally think this is better... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Always a hit

We love this place! We try and stop here every time we make it to Newport. There is no entry fee... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Springfield, 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
+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of exhibits explaining the impact we have in our oceans. I personally think this is better than the aquarium down the street, not because it's free but because it really addresses climate change, pollution, and such. Great for all ages.

Thank HammockSwinger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place! We try and stop here every time we make it to Newport. There is no entry fee, although donations are suggested and appreciated. They do a great job of mixing education with fun and making sure there is a wide variety...More

Thank oregonmomma2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an outstanding facility to learn more about the unique features of the marine environment and the creatures who inhabit it.

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with our 19 yo and 13 yo... there is a $5/ person suggested donation and it was worth the 20 bucks we donated. Many hands-on learning stations and touch pools. We learned a lot and had fun!

Thank 381karat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For just a donation I learned a few things. For me, the exhibit had some information on using wave energy to generate electrical energy. A few different techniques were demonstrated. It also had some information on the geology of the Oregon coast that cleared up...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium on the same trip and honestly, the Hatfield Marine Science Center was a better deal. They don't have a ton to see, but it's definitely more educational and different from what you'd get at an aquarium. You can...More

Thank Shalon_Nakashima
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to stop and they always have new additions. Kids always enjoy the visit and educational for them.

Thank mtdea
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the marine science center after the aquarium. My boys had a great time at both places. We spent a lot of time at the interactive exhibits. We would definitely visit again.

2  Thank Mackenzie R
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The science center is a must see if in the area. Entrance fee is by donation and they suggest $5.00 or $20 per family. Wonderful attraction for all ages, the young kids were enjoying themselves. They have a touch area that was interesting. Octopus tank...More

1  Thank Gloria S
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This is a cool hands-on marine educational place, a part of Oregon State University. Very impressed and this is such a great place to take kids. Hands-on exhibits, cool tidal pool petting tanks, sand, water, all the stuff kids love. But I came to see...More

1  Thank Auntfeena
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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.