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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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One of the coolest things we've ever done on the coast!

We visit the Oregon coast yearly, and are always looking for new things to do. We decided to try this on a whim and will go back with every trip! It was fun, and educational. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Franklin, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visit the Oregon coast yearly, and are always looking for new things to do. We decided to try this on a whim and will go back with every trip! It was fun, and educational. The staff was exemplary, overall a real treat! There is no admission fee required, but please, if you go, make a donation. They're doing great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a really interesting and enlightening experience. Hands on for the kids you will be pleased with your stop. Donations accepted. With the Aquarium and Rogue Brewery and restaurant down the road, a great day trip!

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Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped by the Hatfield Marine Center and enjoyed the exhibits and the interactive ones too. Learned about otters, tsunamis, and the ocean. Great for inlanders from KS. Very nicely done.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stop! Reasonable for a family on a budget, they take donations. So much to learn and see. They offer tide pools to touch, and so much more.

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Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit here every time we are in the area. So much to see and do. It's a good place to stop in when you visit the aquarium. In the same area. Love the octopus exhibit. So nice that you can pay what you can. No set price. Especially nice for large familys

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Coarsegold, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here and we were very impressed. Admission is "suggested" only. Lots of great info and plenty of hands on learning for children and adults!

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Thank Karsay
Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My twin 6 year olds LOVED it! We spent two hours there. Building mountains in sand, making waves, touching starfish and other creatures. Great place to visit!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great rainy day place for the kids! Movies, touch tanks, science... and it's FREE!!! It's almost better than the aquarium!

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Thank Kristin H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb selection of local sea-creatures to view and pet (!), and lots of very interesting historical and geographical information about the local marine environment. Plus donations all go to the university's marine science program.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic way to spend an hour or so for absolutely free! Although, definitely make a donation because it's a good cause. Touch tide pools, interactive displays, and very informative. Had a great time, and our three year old daughter loved it.

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