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Better for 6-10 year olds

Great option if you can't afford the aquarium. Be prepared to make 5-10 dollar donation. Great tide... read more

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PortlandOregon2012
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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It's pay what you want, so you can't go wrong!

This feels like a great place for younger children. It's educational, but in a fun way. There's a... read more

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Enniscorthy
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Learned a lot fun! Great for people of all ages and is free which is a nice bonus they do ask for donations which makes sense

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank travelgirlmel
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Reviewed March 28, 2019

We are in our 50's and wanted to go to Newport Oregon to visit some friends who recently moved there. They took us to this science center and we all had a blast! It was free to get in, although there is a donation box and we suggest you make a donation, but it was so entertaining. My husband and I had fun playing with the Tsunami/Sine Wave Machine. There's quite a few hands on things to do. This building was full of information, that even at our age, we thoroughly enjoyed and even learned things we thought we knew but didn't really. It was very clean, spacious and informative. We give this place a 5 star. Great for people of all ages!

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

We were here as an older couple--sans kids--but we still found the place informative and fun. You can learn a lot about tsunamis, oyster farming, waves, and marine mammals and fish, to name just some of it. It's not a huge facility, but it's packed with displays and hands-on activities for the kids. Although admission is free, they do accept donations. Given the value, please consider donating! And there's a good gift shop for kids.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Pat_C55
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

Please make time & support this science center as it is very informative & note entry is open to donation but I would pay an admission to maintain it's service to the community.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank B_VWestCoast
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Reviewed March 1, 2019

When we parked we saw all kinds of motorized items dedicated to the ocean.

Once inside the Hatfield Marine Science Center, we saw an octopus. It was amazing!

This museum is about the creatures in the sea.

They teach about learning water. Kids had fun with that.

I learned about beach balls. Quite interesting!

There were lots of sea anemones. Colorful!

We learned about the sand in the ocean.

We saw interesting fish.

The displays were attractive.

There were whale heads as well.

I learned a lot at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Worthwhile to see!

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Robby G C
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