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“A bit outdated”

Hatfield Marine Science Center
Ranked #2 of 54 things to do in Newport
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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 18 December 2011

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

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"octopus"
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"suggested donation"
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"oregon state university"
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"all ages"
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"research center"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"hands on activities"
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"fish"
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"sea life"
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"great place to learn"
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"free admission"
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"kids and adults"
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"sea cucumbers"
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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

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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.

Thank estatebroker
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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.

Thank J W
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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.

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