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Hatfield Marine Science Center

#2 of 48 things to do in Newport Features Animals
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Great for kids!

We try to go every other time we're in Newport. Entry is free but they request a donation of $5 per... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
John M
Winchester, Oregon
neat place to check out

this is a nice free museum with quite a few interactive exhibits. It is not very big but offers... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
richmond, bc
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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
+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We try to go every other time we're in Newport. Entry is free but they request a donation of $5 per person or $20 per family but they don't monitor you either, so sometimes we do it, and sometimes we don't have any cash on...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

this is a nice free museum with quite a few interactive exhibits. It is not very big but offers lots of interesting learning opportunities... and hands on to touch some small sealife. well worth a visit..

Thank solaris_pete
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The building very small. Only has view marine animals to see. Alot of display and some interactive area.

Thank RhendTsai
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Great way to spend a couple of hours. Interesting exhibits, touch tanks, aquariums and we really enjoyed the octopus feeding.

Thank bbwv31a
Reviewed 27 August 2016

You don't want to miss this! Entry is free and staff is informative and friendly! Lots of hands on learning and up to date ocean science for all ages!

Thank Brenda O
Reviewed 26 August 2016

My wife and I drove under the newport/waldport bridge to see what we could see, never knowing what was in store. We merely happened upon the Hatfield Marine Science Center much to our delight. They have attractions like a submarine and some debris that floated...More

Thank Jeff12898
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This has been a family favorite for years!! My girls have always enjoyed coming here, seeing all the sea creatures, touch tanks, and skeletons.

Thank sharraluper
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited. Hatfield should be a stop every time a family visits Newport. Educational and fun.

Thank Beth J
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Exhibits are great, lots of interactive games, models, and videos to guide anyone from 3-103 thought this science center. It was free to enter, and we spent over an hour here! The girls loved the touching tidepools, the lego Tsunami exhibit and so much more....More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to learn about the ocean. Something for all ages. Touching tide pool is great volunteers are available to answer questions.

Thank Kati M
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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.