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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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Interesting about Marine Life

We have been here many times but not for several years. They have added more exhibits and they are... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2017
Bend, Oregon
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I love Opal 🐙 !!

This is a really nice exhibit full of enough interactive displays to keep you busy. Staff was more... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2017
Jenna S
Oceanside, California
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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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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
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Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

We have been here many times but not for several years. They have added more exhibits and they are more interactive. There is a tide pool area an octopus and other interesting things about the marine life in the area. This is free, donations are...More

1  Thank BeckyinBend
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice exhibit full of enough interactive displays to keep you busy. Staff was more than happy to answer questions. The highlight for me was seeing Opal the octopus have her 1 pm lunch. She was so interactive with the person feeding...More

1  Thank Jenna S
Reviewed February 1, 2017

This is a great place for a visit anytime, but definitely something fun to do on a rainy day. I recently visited with my adult kids, and we all spent a very enjoyable hour. I can see spending hours here with younger kids, given all...More

1  Thank Lauri H
Reviewed February 1, 2017

I've been going since I was a kids. We love this place. The octopus is our favorite. A must visit for Newport visitors.

1  Thank jessicaoster
Reviewed January 31, 2017

I have been coming here since high school when it first opened its doors so have witnessed this place change and evolve through the years. Still a great place to visit. Touch tanks and the live octopus are definitely the highlight. Other than the touch...More

Thank CObeachgirl24
Reviewed January 29, 2017

My 18 year-old son and I spent the morning at the Hatfield Marine Science Center with his grandpa. The exhibits were engaging, and the center provides an educational look at the Oregon coast. I learned a lot about the coast, its ecosystem, and the impact...More

Thank KristinFilut
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Such a great learning experience of all ages. Kids love the hands on of all the sea creatures. Each time we go there is more to see and more to learn with the grandchildren.

Thank rdld35
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Our family has stopped here multiple times over the years. The kids love the interactive displays and hands-on seal-life experiences that are always offered. This is a great place to spend an afternoon with those you love. It is FREE but a donation is suggested.

Thank Oliviapiggy
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Definitely good for kids especially on a rainy day...Very hands on for adults and kids, free parking and nice gift shop

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed January 7, 2017

This is a great place to visit no matter what your age is. There are several fun and educational hands-on stations that are awesome for kids, but great for adults, too. All of the displays are informative and interesting. If you want to take home...More

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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.
donald l
July 12, 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.