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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 20 Attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Science Museums
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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Eagle Point, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center is well worth a visit. There is no admission fee although they do ask for donations to support their work, which is research. Just outside the front door is a piece of a large dock from Japan which washed up on the Oregon beach. It's a memorial to those who died in the earthquake... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had an awesome time. We even went back the next day and saw things we missed the first time. Learned a lot of things through the interactive displays.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We drove by this place on the way back from a very windy hour crabbing. Kids were freezing so we decided to pop in and see what the place was about. It was great. The tsunami exhibit and hands on models were so much fun. The fee is by donation so it is affordable for all. This would be my... More

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Gresham, OR
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70 reviews 70 reviews
4 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of the best attractions for young and old alike. Great visit. Girls liked the octopus and the "hands on" activities. Well done and it is free!

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Spokane, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great activities for kids and adults. Interesting talks, interactive displays and enriching educational experiences for the whole family.

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Victor, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I thought this would be a quick stop on the way to aquarium. I was wrong. Take time for this place. There is plenty to keep both children and adults engaged for hours. The volunteers were very friendly and informative, and had an answer to every question I could come up with. It was easy to tell they love what... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Should be on everyone's list to do. Tsunamis, earthquakes, fish, shellfish, aquatic things to touch - plus plenty of serious and impressive scientific stuff for those inclined. It is very hands-on. Our grandkids loved building with legos, then crashing them with a tsunami wave. And it's free! (Contributions requested.)

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was an excellent stop and the kids had a great time. Best of all, it was free! The exhibits were well done and informative.

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paulden
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a lovely learning experience and they don't charge an arm and a leg for large families, it was $20 for all of us. We donated a little more on the way out since we really enjoyed the visit. We especially liked the learning hands on tide pool where we could touch sea cucumbers (very soft not prehistoric feeling... More

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Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not a large place, but it has interesting exhibits and lots of hands-on experiences really put the emphasis on kids at this place.

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