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“Free Family Science Fun.”

Hatfield Marine Science Center
Ranked #2 of 47 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center gives visitors a glimpse of hot topics in contemporary marine science research.
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Free Family Science Fun.”
Reviewed March 1, 2012

They do suggest that you make a $6 dollar donation per person, but you don't have to put anything in the pot. Kids get to learn about how the oceans work, why pollution and invasive species are bad, and touch all sorts of things in the petting tank.

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Bend, oregon, USA
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166 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“A great alternative to the aquarium”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

The Aquarium is awesome, but it is expensive and crowded. It isn't a place we visit every time we are at the coast. Hatfield is! Their displays are education, interesting, and very well thought out. Check them out to at least visit the octopus and check out the tide pool. And remember to give a donation!

Visited February 2012
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Walla Walla, Washington
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Don't miss this - great bang for the donation buck”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

Well worth the visit, right next to the aquarium. A big octopus to see close up. Lots of other cool stuff.

Visited February 2012
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Sherwood, or
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85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“There is always something new here”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

It is always worth the trip!! Very educational, hands on experience. We visit regularly. I appreciate the theater.

Visited February 2012
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Newport, Oregon
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Free by donation and Fun”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

The marine science center is free but a donation is requested. This place is very entertaining with many exibits built by students at Oregon State University that deal with ocean science. Worth a visit along with the Aquarium.

Visited July 2011
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