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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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We noticed the directions for the Hatfield Marine Science center when visiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium. So we also stopped there with our 12 year old son and it was really worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We noticed the directions for the Hatfield Marine Science center when visiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium. So we also stopped there with our 12 year old son and it was really worth it. A nice place to learn about fishing, marine biology, marine research. Nice exhibits. This place is free but is really worth a good donation. I am sure... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This center was very enjoyable. There are numerous exhibits and interesting facts and displays. We went to see the octopus feeding, however at this time they do not have an octopus as it had gotten to large to keep in the tank and it had been returned to the ocean. They were waiting for one of the local fisherman to... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Took our large family group to Hatfield Center. They live in Alaska and Arizona. They all enjoyed and wandered at their own pace through the exhibits. We have a few STEM interested nephews and nieces who really enjoyed. Really unique adventure while in Newport. Although we have visited multiple times, I always learn something new at the Science center.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Center does lots of good work and research but the place is starting to fall apart. Teaching displays are broken or not maintained well, Quality has dropped off dramatically of the past few years. We used to always bring guest here but after this last time, I'm just not going to anymore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This place is the best place to learn about the ocean on the Oregon coast. Full of fascinating interactive material

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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great place to go with kids. The kids I went with had a great time with the hands on exhibits. Not as interesting for an adult. As a public, no fee (please donate) they have some upkeep issues.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Loved the exhibits, the girls loved all the hands on things to do and had to ask "Papa" (grandpa) all kinds of questions about the sea life. (He used to scuba)

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A great place to understand marine science and learn how we are progressing in dealing with climate change and developing alternative energy sources.

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a real oceanic research center operated by Oregon State University. It's very interesting and I loved seeing the shark eggs.

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Newport, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

HMSC public wing has numerous hands on exhibits and several large aquariums and tidepool touch tank. School age children love HMSC, but kids of all ages will enjoy their visit. Located 1 block past the Oregon Coast Aquarium, with only a $2 donation admission it is a great activity to combine when taking a trip to the OCA.

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Address: Address: 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365
Phone Number: 541-867-0100
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Newport

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