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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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Great hands-on place

We visited here with our 19 yo and 13 yo... there is a $5/ person suggested donation and it was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
381karat
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Madison
via mobile
Small but something should catch your interest

For just a donation I learned a few things. For me, the exhibit had some information on using... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bill C
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Jacksonville, Florida
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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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+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed yesterday 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This extension of the university is top notch and free as well - though they do accept donations. Though we didn't get to see them in the day we were there, they feed the octopus 3 times a week. The touch pools were wonderful and...More

1  Thank bradleypkm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small scale of the next door aquarium with science theme. Many displays weren't working and looked like they haven't in a while. If going for sure, would recommend stop here before going to the aquarium, as it doesn't really compete well.

1  Thank srohrb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chaperoned my son's class' spring trip and we spent 3 hours at the Harfield Marine Science Center. We had arranged a private class building ROVs for 2 hours and then collecting and studying shrimp in the estuary for an hour. The kids had so...More

1  Thank Tofurry
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donald l
can you still shake hands with an octopus?
13 July 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.
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marjlib
What is the admission price?
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.
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