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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Attention marine science buffs!

This place is great! A lot of fun for kids and adults. This is an actual maritime research station... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gaithesrburg, MD
Exceeded expectations

It is not every day that you go to an attraction and discover it is even better than you expected... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kensington, CT
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is great! A lot of fun for kids and adults. This is an actual maritime research station for Oregon State University and many other research and fisheries organizations have offices surrounding the center. However, for the lay person, there is a visitor center...More

Thank CyndyL
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not every day that you go to an attraction and discover it is even better than you expected, but that is exactly what happened when we visited this science and education center. There were a many interesting and informative exhibits, aquariums with a...More

Thank westie2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This facility is primarily the maritime research and graduate student facility for Oregon State University but is the home to several Federal and Oregon maritime and environmental research and fisheries organizations. Accordingly, the visitor center features many very high quality exhibits that feature the research...More

Thank Ralph G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My kids really enjoyed this. Very interactive and informative. It's small and only takes about an hour to go through, and it's free!

Thank ketah777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must admit, it has been years since I walked through the science center as a young girl. Can remember back to when the bay was being dredged to prepare for the building of this center. My impression remains the same~love it! ( I still have...More

Thank OregonExplorers4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not having been to he Marine Science center for quite awhile I wasn't sure what to expect when taking grandchildren 6 & 9. It was great. Lots of hands on displays re tidal action, tidal waves, fish, shellfish. Etc. a very enjoyable couple of hours....More

Thank rjbeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good attraction for a town of this size. Located on the south side of Newport bay, the science center is s free attraction

Thank wvillamil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This free attraction (donations are accepted) is a good alternative to the Oregon Coast Aquarium if you're short on time or in a tight budget. No huge tanks, but there are several kid friendly, hands on exhibits including a tide pool.

Thank wicomet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful free OSU visitor center to educate about marine sciences. Perfect rainy day activity for the whole family.

Thank docbruce
Reviewed August 20, 2017

A wonderful interactive environment to learn about marine life, tsunami's, wales, porpoises and dolphins, red tides and shell fish and so much more. How is global warming affecting the coast and oceans or is the salinity of the ocean changing because of fresh water ice...More

Thank Mike G
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August 27, 2017|
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Response from VinoDonna | Reviewed this property |
From Memorial Day to Labor Day they are open daily. The rest of the year only Thursday through Monday.
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July 12, 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.