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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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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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Oceanographic science well displayed and explained

We always enjoy a visit to this OSU sponsored center for learning about the oceans. It's not the aquarium, but has displays of fish and touching pools for invertebrates. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We always enjoy a visit to this OSU sponsored center for learning about the oceans. It's not the aquarium, but has displays of fish and touching pools for invertebrates. It's free. Kids love it, and sophisticated adults will get a lot out of it too.

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

OSU has done a great job in re modeling the Center. We visit each time we come to the coast and we were impressed with the new exhibits. Take the kids

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is where Keiko the whale was staying befor they sent him to Greenland. Now when you walk through where Keiko was you are surrounded by fish everywhere even under your feet. Then there are many other attractions including being able to touch some of the marine animals

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place is full of information, and is family friendly without being the tourist trap that is the aquarium. You can learn about tidepools, grey whales, and much more. It's down the road from the aquarium, plenty of parking and a great place to learn about the area marine life.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

When we visited the HMSC, we arrived just in time for a guided tour (they do daily tours, check the website). We learned that the tour guide that showed us around was a volunteer and that the center is supported on donations, but what an amazing place! It's not a tourist trap like the aquarium, but a real science center... More 

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

You will learn about tectonic plates overriding each other, tsunamis and much other information regarding the seacoast. We spent two hours here and felt it was well worth our time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Awesome summer programs we recommend them. Amazing group of people run these camps we cannot wait to come back. Well worth every penny

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I have been to the Hatfield numerous times; every time I go I see something new. The Hatfield is an interactive science and research center. There are many hands-on exhibits as well as knowledgeable scientists to answer questions. In the summer they run camps for budding scientists as well as classes for teachers. If you are going to Newport be... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The tour was great. Jerry explained the complex and interesting life forms that occupy the tide pools and the below the sand critters as well as the plant life along with their respective challenges

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Decided to stop here instead of visiting the aquarium. So glad we did. Very educational. Kid friendly. Can't beat the price: free. They do take donations, so please help keep them going. My little one loved it!

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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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