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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Excellent adventure for any day!

We decided to check out the Hatfield Marine Science center on a cold, rainy February day. what a... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
SDCooks
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Spearfish, South Dakota
SUPER FUN

Went here all the time to enjoy the interactive equipment with my 6 year old. Stayed 2 months in... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
Hart_Serenity
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Wyoming
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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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"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"
in 22 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 18 reviews
"fish"
in 54 reviews
"sea life"
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"great place to learn"
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"free admission"
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"kids and adults"
in 16 reviews
"sea cucumbers"
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"touch tank"
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"great for kids"
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"whole family"
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"kids love"
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We decided to check out the Hatfield Marine Science center on a cold, rainy February day. what a great place...for the entire family! The octopus was fascinating as it moved around the tank, the fresh water fish display and information was very interesting. Our almost...More

Thank SDCooks
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Went here all the time to enjoy the interactive equipment with my 6 year old. Stayed 2 months in the area but visited the science center probably once a week or more.

Thank Hart_Serenity
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This is an absolute must stop for so many reasons! 1. Free (Please Donate if you can though) 2. Kids actually get engaged in learning. Where else can you make waves, touch a starfish, learn about weather patterns, and how mountain ranges effect where it...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

It's fascinating, educational, free and near the best Aquarium on the NW Coast. Try it and you'll find for yourself why it's one of the most popular destinations in Oregon.

Thank CourtenayOregon
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

I like this place because it takes me back to the eighties before NOAA and all of that environmental hero mess. This place is free. The exhibits are great. It is nice and dark in there.

Thank quietwoodsgrappler
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Very well done and a lot of information. Staff was GREAT! Kids were having a BLAST here! A lot of interactive exhibits and good science.

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

A great hands-on science place. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. So much to look at and learn. Many hands-on activities. Fun for all ages!

Thank Michelle V
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

So my cousin I have not seen in at lest 35 years came to Oregon on her adventures to see family. We took her to Hatfield Marine Science Center and she loved it, My mother is 80 and had never been, she had the best...More

Thank Debbiethetravler
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The next time we head up north we will be stopping here again! My young children (5&2) had more fun here than they did at the aquarium. Lots of hands on activities and seriously cool educational displays. My new favorite place to stop when we...More

2  Thank KMCole
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

A very informative place to visit. Great location for people of all ages. Something for everyone! Admission is by donating which is great for families on a budget.

Thank GeorgeTheDriver
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Travelgals5930
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Response from VinoDonna | Reviewed this property |
From Memorial Day to Labor Day they are open daily. The rest of the year only Thursday through Monday.
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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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