Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center

Hatfield Marine Science Center
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A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center gives visitors a glimpse of hot topics in contemporary marine science research.
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Fred S
Kent, Washington, Usa82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We loved visiting the Hatfield Visitor Center! They have so many wonderful exhibits, for both adults and children. They have great touch pools. Octopus feedings, many hands on exhibits, again for for children and adults. We all (two adults and a 9 & 10 year old) enjoyed it a lot.
Written September 9, 2023
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FamilyTravels
Idaho3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
It cost $5/person and had many hands on ocean activities for the kids including a touch tide pool area. The volunteers were excellent at teaching new things to my kids. Our kids (age 5-12) had such a fun time learning and playing. They also had a fun gift shop that was more reasonably priced than the one at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. I definitely recommend going here, especially if you have kids with you.
Written July 17, 2023
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karenzirossmith
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Great little place. Hands on things for kids to do. Very affordable. Resident octopus and marine life to touch. Knowledgeable volunteers. Nice gift shop.
Written July 8, 2023
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hopeful1995
Bend, OR140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The Hatfield museum is a great place to visit if you have kids or even if you don’t have kids. There is great interaction with the displays that they have, and a lot of historical and information about the bay.
Written May 30, 2023
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baberrant
Corvallis, OR87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This isn't a very large facility but there are many exhibits packed into the area. Many of the displays are child friendly and it was nice hearing all the young children enjoying science.
Written March 7, 2023
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hike-n-xcski
Palo Alto, CA104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Fantastic marine science center. Variety of exhibits, from hands-on, video, text and objects. Three touch tide pools with sea cucumbers (very cool), anemones and urchins. Exhibits on trawling, wave power and more. Tanks with live fish, oysters and a giant pacific octopus. We spent almost 2 hours and could have stayed longer. Small gift shop.
Written December 5, 2022
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Vicki B
Medford, OR129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We opted for this smaller marine exhibit over the larger Coast Aquarium this visit and were pleased. Entry by donations instead of ticket.
Written November 10, 2022
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benddragon
southern oregon312 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
In order to get into this place you have to use a cell phone, if you have one, to scan in some sort of QR code and then do more things on their app,,,, all the while the clerk is sitting there doing nothing but trying to explain to everyone how to work the app to get the tickets.
It would be much easier if the clerk could just sell the damn tickets. It took 6 of us almost 15 minutes to be able to get in. Only one of us could figure their system out. What do they think will happen when they have 100 people in line and it takes everyone so long to get the tickets????
Written July 28, 2022
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Jeannie D
Camarillo, CA553 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We visited this center on a tour with grandchildren and it was fantastic!

We had a class taught by Justin who was spectacular, and the kids learned about and touched sea creatures not normally seen by kids.

I highly recommend this place and they also had a wonderful small tide pool and museum.
Written June 19, 2022
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P J Avery
Edmond, OK954 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Family
Went here as a child and now came back with my own daughter. It’s way better than what I remembered. Plus the science center is doing reservations so that limits the number of people inside and makes it more enjoyable.

Such an awesome place for kids to learn about marine science. Our favorite activity was the tsunami wave simulation to see if our buildings survived (they didn’t)

Highly recommend this place for young kids and if you are looking for a hour activity on a cold rainy day at the coast.
Written May 27, 2022
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