Touch tank! Lots of educational exhibits about the ocean, marina life, tsunami debris! Love the Octopus exhibit!
Really enjoyed visiting the science center. There is a lot of reading to be done. All- so informative and interesting. There are videos to break it up, along with wonderfully filled aquariums. Impressed with the awesome efforts Hatfield is doing for our marine life. After our visit here we saw no reason to visit the Oregon coast aquarium. Hit the... More
Hands on Science Education activities pertaining to the ocean. Exhibits do change so go again if you haven't been for awhile. Volunteers are available to assist and enrich your experience. Donations based so affordable for families. Look into the programs they offer. Great opportunities for learning!
A donation-based entry fee of $5 gets you in to see a well-presented collection of marine science displays, artifacts, and exploration tools. Visit here along with a stop at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
Very nice little for all ages. the high lite was the feeding of the giant octopus. The exhibits were well done. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Close to the aquarium so that a visit to both is an easy several hours.
With more science and history than big-brother Oregon Coast Aquarium, this rather small facility offers more present-day science and regional history. It doesn't have the 'awe' factor of the Aquarium but is unique and well-designed for its role offering more than you think if you're willing to take your time walking through it. Worth more than one visit.
From the brochures we though this would be aimed at kids, not true. There are loads of interesting displays and information for all ages.m we also took a very interesting guided tour.
True, I did not call ahead or look online to be sure of the hours. I live locally and hadn't been here in years so just decided on a whim to pop by. Hopefully visitors to the area will check opening hours! There are several things to see outside, including a piece of the huge dock that washed up on... More
We spent a cold and rainy morning here, having a wonderful time and learning a considerable bit about the ocean and sea life in the process. Among the highlights were the hands-on tanks where kids of all ages could touch starfish, anemones, and other sea life. A great place to visit in any weather!
Admission to the Marine Science Center is free by donation, unlike the aquarium which is expensive. The exhibits here are informative and we spent longer here than expected. Touching the starfish etc. was unique. (A staff member watches closely to make sure children are gentle when touching)
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