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“A great alternative to the aquarium” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center
Ranked #2 of 47 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Bend, oregon, USA
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166 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“A great alternative to the aquarium”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

The Aquarium is awesome, but it is expensive and crowded. It isn't a place we visit every time we are at the coast. Hatfield is! Their displays are education, interesting, and very well thought out. Check them out to at least visit the octopus and check out the tide pool. And remember to give a donation!

Visited February 2012
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Walla Walla, Washington
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't miss this - great bang for the donation buck”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

Well worth the visit, right next to the aquarium. A big octopus to see close up. Lots of other cool stuff.

Visited February 2012
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Sherwood, or
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85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“There is always something new here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

It is always worth the trip!! Very educational, hands on experience. We visit regularly. I appreciate the theater.

Visited February 2012
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Newport, Oregon
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Free by donation and Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

The marine science center is free but a donation is requested. This place is very entertaining with many exibits built by students at Oregon State University that deal with ocean science. Worth a visit along with the Aquarium.

Visited July 2011
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Albany, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“OSu Hatfield Marine Science Center”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

wonderful opportunity to teach kids a little science

Visited November 2011
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