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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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Address: 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365
Phone Number: 541-867-0100
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Description: 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 alternative to the expense of the aquarium

A cousin recommended this instead of the aquarium and it relies on donations. My kids are all about science and the volunteers are awesome and taught the kids (ages 10 & 12) way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A cousin recommended this instead of the aquarium and it relies on donations. My kids are all about science and the volunteers are awesome and taught the kids (ages 10 & 12) way more than they would have ever learned otherwise. For budget wise families this is a great alternative and even has a tide pool with hands on!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit very much. A great place to take the family. We recommend making a stop here. They have a fun gift area, good aquariums, and very informative exhibits.

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Emmett, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

With the hands on and fact filled things to do our family could stay there for hours! It is good for all ages but really interesting and informative for kids who like to read about how things work. The gift shop has lots of fun gifts/treasures and the people are amazing. WE LOVE IT! Worth the time

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times and always found it fascinating. There was no octopus this time but the saltwater aquariums were really outstanding. The corals are just exquisite! The kids always enjoy the wave pools. This time we went on a birding walk which they have every Wednesday and the docent was great! We always make time to stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Always a great time. We learn something from each trip. Such a treasure with donation entrance. Our family found the volunteer staff kind and patient. Best tide pools for kids of all ages.

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Caldwell, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My Family loves going here every year. Its Free, but you can always leave them a donation. A lot of hands on for kids, and a lot to see

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very nice free center. They ask for a donation, but it is a great place to take kids. They have lots of live sea animals.

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Ashton, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We LOVE the science center and make sure we visit every time we are in the area, which is twice yearly. This has something for every age to do. The movies shown are awesome.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is a great place to check out..it has some great educational things regarding the ocean..it is amazing how far we have come learning about planet earth and it's ocean's.

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Plymouth, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We arrived just in time to take a wonderful tour of the Marine Science Center. The Boat Dock from Japan that broke away during the Tsunami and floated up on the Pacific Ocean Coast is located there.

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