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“A bit outdated” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center
Ranked #2 of 47 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.
Providence, RI
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A bit outdated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

This attraction could use an update! We went there 5 years ago and upon return not one thing has changed!

Visited November 2011
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Gleneden Beach, Oregon
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“study center for serious fish folks”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

It's best to go when there's an event happening, because there's not a whole lot to see and do otherwise

Visited September 2011
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Portland, OR
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

Fulfill your inner nerd and catch up with the very interesting science exhibited here, all presented in a clear and understandable manner.

Visited November 2011
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Seattle, Washington
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great free attraction, nice for kids!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

This is a nice attraction - it's educational in focus and kids of all ages can learn from it.
Great parking area. Everything seemed to be on one level and access was easy. Displays are interactive. There are also studied going on for those interested in more scientific aspects of marine life. An hour is about the right amount for a general visit.

Visited September 2011
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Lebanon Oregon
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Been going here for 40 years!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

Great educational trip at an affordable price!

My grandmother worked for the State when I was a kid (I'm 49 now) and we'd get to go behind the scenes and see how they feed the fish and care for the sea life.

I've carried that on and have taken my own children... now 23 and 17... since they were very small.

This is not the Aquarium and it's unfair to compare the two. This is a working Marine Science Center that just happens to have displays for people to enjoy. It's not a big commercial enterprise but an awesome place to visit to see people who truly care about our marine life.

I marked the "fee" box below but it's actually a suggested donation. Nobody will turn you away if you don't pay to get in.

Visited September 2011
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