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Hatfield Marine Science Center

#2 of 50 things to do in Newport Features Animals
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Family must for those on a budget

You get a nice feel for the marine life and there are lots of things for kids. Small place so can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
I got in FREE 2010 vacation

Very worthwhile to look around for me; lots of interesting exhibits. Maybe there is a charge now... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hillsboro, Oregon
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You get a nice feel for the marine life and there are lots of things for kids. Small place so can get in and out in hour or less. Small donation should be given to support them.

Thank danl32
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very worthwhile to look around for me; lots of interesting exhibits. Maybe there is a charge now. :-( for this. Tourism is alive and well during the summertime in Newport.

Thank irshgal43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 2 year old grandson and it was great! Hands on attractions. Family donating to get in. Recommendation is $20 for Family. Took 45 minutes to get through. Wonderful budget friendly and kid friendly place

1  Thank mommeknees
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Hatfield Marine Science Center killing time in Newport one day. I was surprised how much I liked it. There were lots of marine / maritime exhibits. The "hands on" exhibits were fun to. They had tide pools where you could touch the...More

Thank JerriusCaesar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in to check it out and found that as adults we also had fun building Lego buildings to see if they could withstand the tsunami, making sand castles and touching anemones and starfish. The giant octopus was also fun to watch. Fun for...More

Thank juliekfunfar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A donation supported marine education and exhibition center. If you are in Newport on an "inside" sorta day, the Hatfield Center should definitely be on your list. Check their website for the feeding time and learn about the Pacific Octopus. They have exhibits about fishing,...More

Thank KwajDog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits of sea life and top notch. The staff here are very knowledgeable and will answer all your question with enthusiasm. The interactive tidal pool is a great opportunity to see reactions of the various life when touched. Also, the live Octopus was great...More

Thank RueterRD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of useful information but it felt like a sideshow exhibit of the Oregon Aquarium, which is located minutes away.

Thank 7courselife
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the octopus feeding. It's not as active of course as shark feeding. The crowd varied from all ages with the young ones squeezing to the front for a better view. The displays were well done and first-rate, many being interactive, like the...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

During a recent trip my husband and grandson visited this museum. Not only did they have fun, but it was so educational, and interactive, even for our 4-year old grandson who couldn't get enough and keeps asking to go back! Highly recommended!

Thank StarlaandBob P
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donald l
12 July 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.
17 March 2015|
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Response from K6INM | Reviewed this property |
Still free. A donation is always appreciated in these times of low budgets from public sources.