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Hatfield Marine Science Center

2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365
541-867-0100
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums, Museums
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
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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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Vancouver, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Learned several new things about sea creatures and enjoyed looking at the displays. Great place to bring children. Activities for them to do.

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Tigard, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Hatfield Marine Science Center is located very near the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The exhibits on display are very educational. You will have a fun time learning about the flora and fauna that grace the beautiful Oregon Coast.

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Silverton, Oregon, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Took our grandson there staff are very friendly and helpful.. We will be back when our grandson is older. Some really educational things here!

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