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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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Great family place to see!

The science center is very fun for families. The touch pools are a great tool for kids to learn... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CherieE06
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Newport, Oregon
Great place!

We have been several times and will continue to go back. There's always cool exhibits (the VR... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
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+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The science center is very fun for families. The touch pools are a great tool for kids to learn about marine life!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CherieE06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been several times and will continue to go back. There's always cool exhibits (the VR sandbox is AWESOME) and the volunteers/employees are helpful and knowledgeable. The only downside to our last visit was there was one or two schools visiting at the same...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rowdy235
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Free admission (donation requested) to this great place. Often you are greeted by the resident octopus (swapped out with wild ones regularly as they get caught in crab traps and brought in by fishers). On this trip there was no octopus - but there was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DaphneS136
Reviewed 1 January 2019

This is one place that is always changing, you have the touch ponds, wave generators, fish tanks galore, children love it, teens and adults will find it very interesting too. A must do during your visit. Donations accepted but not required.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ricky827
Reviewed 1 January 2019

This free (donations accepted) science center is great! It's big enough to be interesting, but small enough that everyone can wander without getting separated. There are lots of interactive exhibits. Kids were building lego buildings and enthusiastically setting off a tsunami to see if their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank iamhere555
Reviewed 30 December 2018

Just do it...this is a great place to take children or adults of all ages. Entry fee is donations and a suggested $5 per person or $20 per family. No one is going to turn you away for any amount of donation. This is an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Shirley G
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

The Science Center was an unexpected surprise along the central coast of Oregon. With lots of parking, vast exhibits, and very friendly staff, there is something for everyone. We had a few minor kids with us and they enjoyed the petting tide pools the most....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 November 2018

While staying in Newport for a couple of nights, we went to the Hatfield Marine Science Center where we have visited in years past, and immediately felt the lack of the presence of the octopus who has usually been front and center when one enters...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaurieB980
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

This is a special place to visit in Newport, Oregon. It has very well done exhibits about the ocean. It is good for adults and children. I highly recommend the Oregon Marine Science Center.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mary Ellen Y
Reviewed 14 November 2018

This is a great stop for those with kids - although we learned a lot about the marine biology and fishing industry too.

Date of experience: June 2018
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We spent a good 2 hours the kids had a blast
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From Memorial Day to Labor Day they are open daily. The rest of the year only Thursday through Monday.
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