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“Great Science Center and FREE!”

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 August 25, 2013

Everyone in our group enjoyed the Marine Science Center, and we had people ages 10 to 83! I think it is a must see in Newport. The exhibits were interesting and the octopus was fun to watch.

1  Thank Mageeclan
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We hadn't visited the Center in a few years and were very impressed with the new, to us, displays. Beginning on the grounds with the Japanese dock, waves energy buoy, and the original 2 person sub. The information given by the docents during the feedings (fish & octopus) was fascinating and fun, as were all the displays. Thanks to all the volunteers!!

1  Thank Ruth B
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Lots of educational exhibits, and movie of the exploding whale. Donations are accepted, but admission is free. Take a walk along the estuary if you have time - easy walking and only takes about half hour at leisurely stroll.

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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

2  Thank GREG M
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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!!!

Thank PDXtraveller707
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