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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kati M
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Centerville, Utah
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Centerville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 4 days ago NEW

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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Tualatin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at this museum for a few hours and had the best time. Many things to read and learn. Kids had especially good time. Interactive displays, and hand son activities. Movie also shown

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Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a great place to go to and learn the science of the ocean. Lots of fun and the cost is a donation to the center.

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Nine Mile Falls, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a neat place. They run by donations, so basically free. There is history and science, not a huge exhibit, but worth at least trying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just went to the Marine Science Center this week with our toddler, and we all loved it. Such a cool place, and with a suggested donation instead of an entry fee, it's accessible to everyone! We loved their fantastic touch pool and the octopus exhibit, and older kids and adults will love the marine archaeology exhibits. We will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're on a 4 week road trip, costs inevitably add up pretty quickly so we were really glad of a place to visit that didn't cost us a penny yet was really rewarding. Our kids (8 & 12) loved the "hands on" aspect of it....the lego building in the tsunami tank, the touch tanks & the educational games & we... More 

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