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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We found this place by mistake. It was a pleasent surprise to find it. Tsunami display was facinating. I would have like to have had more time to go inside and explore.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I cant get enough of this place! Hve been going here since I moved to oregon in 1983. We love to see the octopus get fed, and read about the science information.

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Tygh Valley, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You're at the beach with the kids and it's raining. What to do? You could park them in front of a video. Or you could go to the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center where they are entertained and participating in life. It's indoors, The kids can explore and get their wiggles out. It's educational and fun, including some really cool... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Admission is free, so we just donate to help keep it open. Kids can do experiments in sand and water with Legos. It was awesome for my boys. We were there for a couple hours, and went back the next day. Tons of things to learn about there.

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Eagle Point, Oregon
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 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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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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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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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 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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