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“Very interesting better than aquarium”

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.
Bend, Oregon
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very interesting better than aquarium”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

More of a learning experience and less crowded than the aquarium. Many diplays of fish and how the ocean and the land was formed.
Good for school aged kids

Visited August 2013
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Portland, OR
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74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Another excellent visit to this interesting science center. . .nice touch pools of star fish/anemones and other fascinatng creatures, as well as cool interactive displays and their famous Giant Octopus tank. . .just makes a great stop and is affordable, as it is by donation, so no specific admissions fees required. Also some neat oceanic items out front!! Well-worth a visit!!!

Visited August 2013
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Vail, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Interactive Science Center”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

These exhibits are ever changing and depend on researchers and staff to be current. Sashay, the current octopus, is a delight. She's smart and has emotions. Enjoy her!

Visited August 2013
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Seattle
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A must see! Well worth visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

There's lots to touch, explore, experience, learn, view and more at this exceptionally well-designed science center.

Visited August 2013
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great for Kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Tells young and old alike all of the ins and outs of the water environment, the waves, the tsunamis, sea life. NOAA has done an outstanding job of partnering with the Science Center. And it keeps kids occupied for hours.

Visited July 2013
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