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Hatfield Marine Science Center

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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Great to Be Able to Touch the Sea Creatures

This is a great stop to learn about the OR coast and the animals. They have lots of hands-on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boisenb
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Boise, Idaho
The octopus and tidepools are wonderful!

This is an incredible place to visit. Admission is by donation. Several displays and hands-on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pam D
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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
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+1 541-867-0100
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"octopus"
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"suggested donation"
in 28 reviews
"oregon state university"
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"all ages"
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"research center"
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"interactive exhibits"
in 22 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 18 reviews
"fish"
in 54 reviews
"sea life"
in 33 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"free admission"
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"kids and adults"
in 16 reviews
"sea cucumbers"
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"touch tank"
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"learn something"
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"great for kids"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great stop to learn about the OR coast and the animals. They have lots of hands-on things for the kids to do.

Thank Boisenb
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an incredible place to visit. Admission is by donation. Several displays and hands-on exhibits for kids. There is much for adults too. Must confess, the touching allowed tidepool and the octopus were the highlights. The docents and staff are very friendly and fountains...More

Thank Pam D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The aquarium is marvelous. The little kids especially loved it. It continues to grow and improve each year.

Thank Jeneane S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd been to the aquarium, but never here before but corrected it this time. It's educational, but in a fun way with many hands-on exhibits.

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

If you are science or education minded you’ll love this place! We visit every time we go to the coast and learn something new each time. If you have the opportunity to visit when they’re having an open house I highly advise that you do...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Interesting and fun...so much to see and take part in! Activities and learning for all ages...pleasant staff...

Thank Carol M
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

seems a little run down. not everything works, but be sure and see the petting area with sea anemones.

Thank Edmund1138
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Went for Fossil Fest, it was fabulous and informative . Highlight was the feeding of the octopus which was 30 minutes of details and watching octopus .

Thank Melanie S
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Chose the Marine Science Center over the aquarium and didn't regret it. The center was a bit on the smaller side, but the experience made up for the size. Admission was cheap (donation recommended). Exhibits were modern, really well done, and enjoyable. There were plenty...More

1  Thank shisabear
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We've visited the aquarium before, so we were looking for something different. Also, thrilled that this event was free; however, there is a suggested donation of $5/person. We saw the reviews about this place and decided to try it. It takes about 1 - 1...More

1  Thank L V
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Travelgals5930
August 27, 2017|
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Response from VinoDonna | Reviewed this property |
From Memorial Day to Labor Day they are open daily. The rest of the year only Thursday through Monday.
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donald l
July 12, 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.
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