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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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Address: 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
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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Perfect family, couple or individual activity!

You don't want to miss this! Entry is free and staff is informative and friendly! Lots of hands on learning and up to date ocean science for all ages!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Brenda O
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You don't want to miss this! Entry is free and staff is informative and friendly! Lots of hands on learning and up to date ocean science for all ages!

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I drove under the newport/waldport bridge to see what we could see, never knowing what was in store. We merely happened upon the Hatfield Marine Science Center much to our delight. They have attractions like a submarine and some debris that floated over the ocean from the Japan Tsunami. It was so interesting, it made us venture... More 

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Zillah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This has been a family favorite for years!! My girls have always enjoyed coming here, seeing all the sea creatures, touch tanks, and skeletons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family and I visited. Hatfield should be a stop every time a family visits Newport. Educational and fun.

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ARLINGTON, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Exhibits are great, lots of interactive games, models, and videos to guide anyone from 3-103 thought this science center. It was free to enter, and we spent over an hour here! The girls loved the touching tidepools, the lego Tsunami exhibit and so much more. Be sure to stop here, so worth it!

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Centerville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to learn about the ocean. Something for all ages. Touching tide pool is great volunteers are available to answer questions.

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks like a science museum on the environment and it is-- but its not just for kids...many wonderful interactive exhibits about marine life, land, species,..extremely well done. ( you can find many interesting marine animal skeletons and sculptures of all the whale types as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visiting and wish we came years ago! While you will see more fish at the place next door, you will probably learn a lot more coming here. Excellent exhibits of marine life, issues, and solutions, many of them interactive. Took us over an hour and there was plenty we didn't do or see. Modest donation of $5/person requested... More 

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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally got caught up in this Center's displays. Time passed very quickly and I learned so much. Not good for young children, but excellent for mid-elementary aged students.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made sure to come on Monday so we could see the octopus feeding. I found out supremely fascinating, while my 6yo wanted to play in the interactive wave machine display. A definite must whenever we are in the area.

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