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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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Would recommend to all!!

Great educational experience. Does not cost, but recommended to pay $2 per person. Best part is... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
4point
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Jordan Valley, Oregon
Great place!!

We love it here. It's great that you don't have to spend a fortune to take your family out to have... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2017
Aurielle S
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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%
  • 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 27 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 learn"
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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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"great for kids"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Great educational experience. Does not cost, but recommended to pay $2 per person. Best part is private classes for groups. $5 per person then. Fun, interactive, and educational. Sooooo worth the $5. Every school, church, class, etc. should book this.

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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

We love it here. It's great that you don't have to spend a fortune to take your family out to have some fun and learn about the ocean & all its creatures. There's lots to see & do and it's great for all ages.

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Reviewed March 28, 2017

We've visited the marine center a number of times as marine animals are my son's favorite things. He and my husband attended two of the family days last summer and they both really enjoyed the experience. This past weekend the weather was rainy and it...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2017

This is a fun place for old folks like us or kids with lots of hands on well thought out activities. As well as simulated tide pools where you are encouraged to touch the critters and wave making machines, there are lots of tanks displacing...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Great fun for family and education opportunities for the kids. The admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 a person or $20 per family which by value is well worth the donations prices. If you don't carry cash there is a kiosk at...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2017

I have wanted to visit for years and never seem to make it. Today was the day though with hubby and my 2 preschoolers in tow. Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $5.00 person or 20 per family. There is a...More

1  Thank Holly W
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

A fun coastal museum with hands-on displays and lots of information on our ocean. Good for kids and adults.

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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a quick stop at the Oregon Coast. Some fun exhibits on Tsunamis and Oceanography. Call ahead and find out when they are going to feed the octopus, it is worth planning your day to see it.

1  Thank CrozierSix
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Educational and informative. Touchpool, marine science exhibits, bookstore and programs. Geared for all ages. Fee is a donation.

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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

The Newport Aquarium is so much more advertised than the Hatfield and it was many trips to the coast before I stopped in. But now I never miss it! This place is great for kids and families, with exhibits on tsunamis, a touch tank, fish...More

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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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