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“Great place to visit and learn”

Hatfield Marine Science Center
Ranked #2 of 52 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.
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We arrived at the center just in time to watch them feed the octopus. They also show the feeding on their website as well. The also have exhibits that show skeletons of many animals. There are lots of videos and exhibits on fishing as well as tanks with fish in them. There is a touch tide pool which has lots of different animals. There is also an area with interactive item for kids to play with and explore.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stopped here while in town and enjoy this immensly. It was very informative for the entire family. They had just received an octopus the day before we came here and he was very active in his aquarium. Recommend for all ages.

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This is a great alternative to the traditional aquarium with many displays and interactive exhibits. Enjoyed the octopus and everything about it! Please leave a voluntary donation to help them continue!

Thank Laura R
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

I used to take my son here many years ago( as in 30+years). I thought it was terrific then and I still do today. Lots of school kids there when we visited which was fun. While some things are the same they keep it interesting and current.

Thank Ann B
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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

They should really tell you in advance that 1/2 the exhibits were under construction. Took us just under an hour to get through TWICE to make sure we actually saw everything....made me sad as we are visiting from CA and read the reviews but we were ultimately a little disappointed. We paid the "recommended donation of $20 per family" and there were 4 of us so for $5 p/person it was almost not worth it as well..Oh and octopus feeding that they are "known for" is only on M/Th/Fri or something close to that at 1p only.... :-/

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