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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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Great place for a visit - keep it in your pocket for a rainy day!

This is a great place for a visit anytime, but definitely something fun to do on a rainy day. I recently visited with my adult kids, and we all spent a very enjoyable hour. I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a great place for a visit anytime, but definitely something fun to do on a rainy day. I recently visited with my adult kids, and we all spent a very enjoyable hour. I can see spending hours here with younger kids, given all of the hands-on exhibits they have. If your schedule permits, I recommend visiting during a... More 

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Hermiston, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've been going since I was a kids. We love this place. The octopus is our favorite. A must visit for Newport visitors.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have been coming here since high school when it first opened its doors so have witnessed this place change and evolve through the years. Still a great place to visit. Touch tanks and the live octopus are definitely the highlight. Other than the touch tanks, there was a definite lack of live fish this visit. Instead they had a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

My 18 year-old son and I spent the morning at the Hatfield Marine Science Center with his grandpa. The exhibits were engaging, and the center provides an educational look at the Oregon coast. I learned a lot about the coast, its ecosystem, and the impact of the nearby fault line to the area.

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Seal Rock, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Such a great learning experience of all ages. Kids love the hands on of all the sea creatures. Each time we go there is more to see and more to learn with the grandchildren.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Our family has stopped here multiple times over the years. The kids love the interactive displays and hands-on seal-life experiences that are always offered. This is a great place to spend an afternoon with those you love. It is FREE but a donation is suggested.

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Definitely good for kids especially on a rainy day...Very hands on for adults and kids, free parking and nice gift shop

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Toledo, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a great place to visit no matter what your age is. There are several fun and educational hands-on stations that are awesome for kids, but great for adults, too. All of the displays are informative and interesting. If you want to take home a souvenir there is a decent gift shop. I was happily surprised by the Hatfield... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We wanted to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium but wow was it expensive. So came here again. We've come a few times in the past. Its not a large facility but the kids had fun and learned about tides and erosion and go to touch a couple of sea animals. Lots of things to keep them busy for an hour... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is such a nice calm change of pace we love this place and enjoy the up close and personal interaction with sea creatures. There’s plenty of knowledgeable staff available they have a tide pool where you can touch things and someone who can tell you what everything is. It is, quite literally, just around the corner from the aquarium,... More 

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