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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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Address: 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
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A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center...

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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Fun building ROVs and exploring the estuary!

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... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 much fun with both. After our class, the kids were able to spend time exploring... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just around the corner from the aquarium this a fun place for kids to experience the science of the ocean. They ask for a donation. But this is completely free (except for the gift shop). This is a good filler activity.

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Muscatine, Iowa, Usa
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a fantastic place to visit. We had a great time here. Great hands on experience. You could actually touch sea life and feel the different pelts of sea animals. Lots of interactive opportunities. All for a donation. Don't miss this!!

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Thank Angela K
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

WOW! What a place. I would expect a place like this in New York, or Boston. To find it in Newport, Oregon was fantastic. The museum might better be called a facility highlighting the Oceanographic Universe. It has a myriad of displays, many interactive and targeting a younger audience but still great quantities of data for the parents. A great... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was the coolest thing to be able to gentle tough these sea creatures!!!! Well worth visiting just for this.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hatfield Marine Science Center is an educational and research center maintained by Oregon State University. The exhibits are interactive and of interest to all ages. Children will especially enjoy the opportunity to touch starfish and sea anemones. Unfortunately, as is typical of such heavily used facilities, a number of the displays were in need of maintenance. Still, it was... More 

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Bothell, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is geared towards kids. Fun times making waves and power and watching the octopus. Interesting for adults also.

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Thank JSugi50
Lebanon, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very educational and fun to bring the whole family to learn about the Pacific Ocean and the wonders about it.

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Barron, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a neat little place with tons of science and hands on things for the kids. They have a gift shop as well.

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Tombstone, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the video presentation how Oregon was formed by volcanic islands moving toward the coast! The coral exhibits were incredibly patterned and colorful under black light! I'm not from this area so I learned about the invasive animals and plants Oregon deals with. Be prepared for a plethora of school children on a field trip taking over the room... More 

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