Hatfield Marine Science Center

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Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center
4.5
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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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skopi
Cincinnati, OH140 contributions
Mar 2022
My kids enjoyed the hands-on nature of this museum. They liked touching the sea urchins, anemones, etc. They loved building structures to be destroyed by a tsunami wave. It was a definite hit.

It didn't hurt that we went to the aquarium first and it was cold and rainy outside and this is indoors.

Make sure you sign up ahead of time. There is a tiny reservation fee. Only issue is that we had the 3-4pm time slot and they close at 4. As it is all volunteers, they started trying to stop the kids from doing things about 10 minutes early. So don't choose the last time slot of the day.
Written 28 March 2022
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kkleinrn
Pleasant Grove, UT354 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
We were blown away by this fun aquatic visitor center! We went following a recommendation but didn’t know what to expect - the kids and adults all loved it and enjoyed the many hands on and easy to understand Sea exhibits. Reservations are currently required and ready to make online. For $3 each, best money ever spent!
Written 24 December 2021
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Steve S
62 contributions
Jul 2021
We try and stop by every year or so to watch their newest programs. They are the VERY best! They change the marine species in the tanks all the time as well, but their "special programs" arfe just SO thoroughly put togwether and researched. This time is was North American fossils and ngrowth through the various epochs of Earth's developmwent. The price of admission for sewniors makes this a vewry nexpewnsive way to learn a great deal, enjoy an afternoon in a world-class museum, and see so many varietal species of marine life. If you are in Newport, it's a MUST SEE!
Written 30 July 2021
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NukedNative
Dowagiac, MI246 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Much better than the neighbors, and always a treat. Interactive with tide pool animals, and learning stations throughout. Will definitely return.
Written 15 March 2020
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Julia H
5 contributions
Oct 2019
I was surprised at how many things to look at for a free science center. I really did not expect much and was pleasantly surprised
Written 9 March 2020
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Ann BK
205 contributions
Feb 2020
We travel to Newport a lot, but have always been there on days the Center is closed, so were really happy to visit. It's part of Oregon State University, so exhibits are particularly well curated--both viewing & interactive. Visitors will learn about fisheries, marine life, tidal action & more. Spouse & I spent about an hour & a half there until he got tired.

There's a $5 suggested donation at the door & a gift shop that we didn't visit.

It's more than appropriate for all ages & mobility levels.
Written 18 February 2020
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Twinedith
Yachats, OR100 contributions
Jan 2020
The museum is a great place to spend a morning, but the real treat are the outdoor opportunities. The Hatfield Science museum sits on an estuary of Yaquina Bay. There is a walking trail with good opportunities for birding, or get your feet dirty and walk out onto the estuary and look for shrimp and clams. With a shellfish permit you can "rake" for cockles (a type of clam) and take them home to steam open and eat.
Written 26 January 2020
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Toni C
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The museum is a great place to visit and explore. My children loved it as kids and enjoy it as adults now. We go at least once a year.
Written 11 January 2020
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jeff b
7 contributions
Oct 2019
For all ages well worth the time to stop and enjoy. Granddaughter was intrigued and staff were great.
Written 23 December 2019
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Suslee927
Gresham, OR47 contributions
Dec 2019
We came to Newport for our anniversary and stopped by. 2 years, or so, ago we tried to visit but it was on either a Tuesday or Wednesday, but they are closed. Many interesting things to see, an octopus tank right up front is fascinating. Many hands on things for kids, and adults, to try out.
Written 8 December 2019
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