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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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Medford, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I loved everything, the education you can learn about the coast. The science center is knowledgeable, and fun filled facts.

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Dallas, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I love that this is a free science center. Donation are accepted and should be made; However, so many times families simply cannot afford a wonderful exhibit like this. Our grandsons (ages 1 and 4) really enjoyed the hands-on touching the water creatures tanks and the big fish tanks. Older children (and us really old children) enjoyed the educational exhibits.... More

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La Pine, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Took my great granddaughters, they had to be pried away, there is so much to see and hands on activities-we're lucky to have this in Oregon, it's worth a trip just to go there.

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Springfield, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My friends and I all purchased an Olympus TG-3 underwater camera and wanted to try it out in a more controlled environment than the open surf so we stopped by the Hatfield Marine Science Center that is a teaching facility of Oregon State University. Admission is free and we quickly zoned in on the hands-on tidal pools where we found... More

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Duarte, California
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This Marine Center has so much potential but there were so many exhibit's that were empty or in the process being built, the fish tanks were very dirty and it was difficult to view the fish plus it is closed 3 days a week, Tuesday threw Thursday and the hours are short 10 am to 5 pm and an hour... More

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Pocatello
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98 reviews 98 reviews
17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is a must do on the coast, very interesting. The staff is so friendly and very helpful, you could spend all day here.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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