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Hatfield Marine Science Center

#2 of 47 things to do in Newport Features Animals
2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Very cool for all ages.

Lots of entertainment for kids of all ages. Interactive exhibits, educational exhibits and laughter... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Craig Y
via mobile

This place was super cool. Lots of interactive things to do. Super educational too. No animals to... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Ryan V
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2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport, OR 97365-5296
+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of entertainment for kids of all ages. Interactive exhibits, educational exhibits and laughter all around. We all learned more about the Oregon Coast as well as the Axial Volcano just off the coast and all of the deep sea life.

Thank Craig Y
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This place was super cool. Lots of interactive things to do. Super educational too. No animals to see really, but cool nun- -the-less. They do suggest donating $20 per family. Totally worth it for the 4 of us.

Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Went to see the octopus feeding, but we enjoyed walking around and looking at the other exhibits. We really enjoyed the touch tanks.

Thank stop6stars
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I went there to "kill some time" one afternoon... And was amazed at the facility, the information presented, and the variety of information provided... Ther is plenty for people of all ages to enjoy.. The BBC video about life in the sea is wonderful.

Thank jmduder
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

After walking Newport and stopping in all the shops, this was a great stop for the kids. After being told "don't touch" for hours, they could touch all of it (almost). The displays are very informative and educational. We had 4,10&12 yr. olds and they...More

Thank Rimrocknoni
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We visit the Oregon coast yearly, and are always looking for new things to do. We decided to try this on a whim and will go back with every trip! It was fun, and educational. The staff was exemplary, overall a real treat! There is...More

Thank AmandaJDe
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

It was a really interesting and enlightening experience. Hands on for the kids you will be pleased with your stop. Donations accepted. With the Aquarium and Rogue Brewery and restaurant down the road, a great day trip!

Thank candjbeachescapes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Stopped by the Hatfield Marine Center and enjoyed the exhibits and the interactive ones too. Learned about otters, tsunamis, and the ocean. Great for inlanders from KS. Very nicely done.

Thank Greenseeds
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to stop! Reasonable for a family on a budget, they take donations. So much to learn and see. They offer tide pools to touch, and so much more.

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We visit here every time we are in the area. So much to see and do. It's a good place to stop in when you visit the aquarium. In the same area. Love the octopus exhibit. So nice that you can pay what you can....More

Thank karen c
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donald l
can you still shake hands with an octopus?
12 July 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.
What is the admission price?
17 March 2015|
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Response from rusty p | Reviewed this property |
admission is free, but a donation is suggested. worth twice what the aquariums charge!!!