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Hatfield Marine Science Center

#2 of 50 things to do in Newport Features Animals
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Educational and Fun

If you are on a budget (or even if you are not) this is a great place to visit. For a donation you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rebecca E
Not as interesting as I remember, but ok

I hadn't been to the Marine Science Center in quite a few years, but since I was with friends... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Berrien Springs, Michigan
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are on a budget (or even if you are not) this is a great place to visit. For a donation you can learn all about the sea life in the area, tides, tsunamis, environmental concerns and just have a great time.

Thank Rebecca E
Reviewed yesterday

I hadn't been to the Marine Science Center in quite a few years, but since I was with friends visiting from out of town who weren't interested in the aquarium because of the cost, we stopped here. It wasn't as interesting as I remembered it...More

Thank darcforest
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just go and take your kids. Octapus feeding is great, and displays could keep you all day It is a place for thinking people

Thank James W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a really great stop. Had a good amount of information about a number of local marine topics. Good interactive activities for kids.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We decided to check this place out again. We have been here a couple times in the past. Several of the things were out of commission, but still a lot to do and explore. Great for kids to adults.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent about an hour or so here travelling solo, just exploring the exhibits and learning about plate tectonics, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and marine life. Most things were very interactive and could be enjoyed by both kids and adults. Plan to spend at least an...More

Thank brs054
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. They have tide pools and great exhibits for all ages. It is a donation attraction, so big families can go as well.

Thank Leon V
Reviewed 1 week ago

You get a nice feel for the marine life and there are lots of things for kids. Small place so can get in and out in hour or less. Small donation should be given to support them.

Thank danl32
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very worthwhile to look around for me; lots of interesting exhibits. Maybe there is a charge now. :-( for this. Tourism is alive and well during the summertime in Newport.

Thank irshgal43
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our 2 year old grandson and it was great! Hands on attractions. Family donating to get in. Recommendation is $20 for Family. Took 45 minutes to get through. Wonderful budget friendly and kid friendly place

1  Thank mommeknees
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donald l
13 July 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.
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.