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Hatfield Marine Science Center

Address: 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365
Phone Number: 541-867-0100
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center gives visitors a glimpse of...
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Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Eugene, Oregon
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Been going to Hatfield Marine Center since our kids were little. Very near the Aquarium but less expensive for a family. lots of interesting displays, movies, touch pool.

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Harrison, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

didn't expect this!! We were just looking for a place for the grandkids to pass a few hours, but the aquarium in seaside was too far to drive. I saw this on a web site of stuff to do in newport, and thought,"why not?" As i recall, there wasn't a fixed admission, but a requested donation. and awesome!!! think pacific... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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353 reviews 353 reviews
83 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Marine life, marine phenomena and fishing industry all on display. Watch an octopus being fed, touch urchins and sea cucumbers in the recreated tide pools, create your own tsunami to knock over a Lego structure, learn about natural cycles in the ocean, fishing industry strides, and more. Great place for kids and adults alike. Admission by donation. This is a... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Hatfield Marine Science Center was great. There was facts about sea life I didn't know! There was also lots of hands on projects that were fun. It was a great experience.

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Amity, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This Science Center is wonderful for children. There are so many hands on exhibits for them to enjoy. They can touch and feel and experience the ocean and its wonders first hand. It is free and that is especially nice. My Grandchildren love it here.

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Tacoma, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I really wanted to love this place, but it was not as child-friendly as it should have been. We brought our toddler who loves animals thinking it would be a great way to spend a morning with him. Unfortunately, many of the hands-on activities were out of his reach and no step-stools were provided. The wave action and tsunami exhibits... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots of fish tanks and hands on exhibits. The touch tank is always a favorite of children - with colorful and slow-moving species - perfect to touch. It includes anemones, sea cucumbers and chiton (looks like an underwater Roly-poly). The volunteer at the tank explained why there are no starfish (technically sea stars) at this time. 85 % of Pacific... More 

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Heppner, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were so disappointed that the octopus was not there. Was looking forward to that part of the science center. My kids are getting older and liked the science part of it this time, reading and participating in the activities that were available. Glad we made the stop.

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Vancouver, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We arrived around 12:30 p.m., made the suggested $20 family donation, and were immediately absorbed with the skulls and fossils of marine animals nearest the entrance; more like OMSI, immediately different from the Oregon Coast Aquarium we visited the day before. This was our first visit, and we definitely will come again. We moseyed over to the octopus feeding where... More 

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Northglenn, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A wonderful place, always see something new .Clean friendly ,knowledgeable staff. I love it there.a good place to spend a rainy day.

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