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Address: 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365
Phone Number: 541-867-0100
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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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Hatfield Marine Science Center

We love to stop here during trips to Newport. The kids love all the hands-on learning opportunities and the staff is great. You can wander at your own pace. There is so much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Carrie F
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love to stop here during trips to Newport. The kids love all the hands-on learning opportunities and the staff is great. You can wander at your own pace. There is so much interesting information and friendly staff to answer questions. It is "free", but there is a requested donation. Definitely worth it!

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Thank Carrie F
Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are many neat exhibits here, even if you are traveling without children. Most science centers are so geared towards little kids that I don't feel as though I learn much new.

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Tigard Oregon
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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Science center has always been one of our favorite stops in Newport. Lots of displays and very interactive. Children love it. Lots of info on the Cascadian earthquake zone.

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Thank Bobby59
Killeen, TX
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95 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a Sunday and were surprised, but happy the Marine Science Center was open. It's a good stop for everyone, young and old. Some live marine live in tanks and tide pools made it even more interesting and educational. A wealth of information on marine life is within these walls and well worth the trip. It's a... More 

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Thank TexieKilleen-TX
Newport, Oregon, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit with information on marine science and actual marine animals to visit, including the wonderful Giant Pacific Octopus display. An amazing value for only the suggested donation of $5 per person and $10 for a group.

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Thank Mary Y
salem, Oregon
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a lot of hands on for kids and a wide variety of stuff. The displays have great explainations. Many displays are of daily activities in nature and explain what is the cause.

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Thank travelersalem_Oregon
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The HMSC is a free welcome center in Yaquina Bay with lots of exhibits on the habitat and creatures of the Oregon coast. Touch a starfish or a sea urchin. Learn about tuna or shrimp fishing. Nicely done!

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Thank Josephivimey
Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent two days at the coast and wanted to go both to the aquarium and to the Mark Hatfield Science Center. We figured we would spend only 45 minutes or so at the Hatfield M. S. Center as we didn't think there would be much to see there, then we planned to go to the aquarium for several hours.... More 

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Thank LaurieB980
West Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

All of the exhibits are not only kid-friendly, but also adult-engaging. So many things to read, do and photograph. A great stop for all ages.

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Thank CyYa
Surrey, Canada
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Admission by donation. Just a few simple exhibits to see. Expect to spend just half an hour there. Very friendly staff.

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