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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 family stop!

Our family has stopped here multiple times over the years. The kids love the interactive displays... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2017
A good venue

Definitely good for kids especially on a rainy day...Very hands on for adults and kids, free... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Glendale, California
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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
+1 541-867-0100
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Our family has stopped here multiple times over the years. The kids love the interactive displays and hands-on seal-life experiences that are always offered. This is a great place to spend an afternoon with those you love. It is FREE but a donation is suggested.

Thank Oliviapiggy
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Definitely good for kids especially on a rainy day...Very hands on for adults and kids, free parking and nice gift shop

Thank travelshooter71
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a great place to visit no matter what your age is. There are several fun and educational hands-on stations that are awesome for kids, but great for adults, too. All of the displays are informative and interesting. If you want to take home...More

Thank agl111
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We wanted to visit the Oregon Coast Aquarium but wow was it expensive. So came here again. We've come a few times in the past. Its not a large facility but the kids had fun and learned about tides and erosion and go to touch...More

1  Thank travelinpdx
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is such a nice calm change of pace we love this place and enjoy the up close and personal interaction with sea creatures. There’s plenty of knowledgeable staff available they have a tide pool where you can touch things and someone who can tell...More

Thank firstcpm
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Our five year old grand daughter could touch almost everything without being told not to. Interesting exhibits.

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I took 16 high school from France to visit the Marine Science. They had a blast, specially, with checking all the elevations, wind assembly, mountains, imagination to make wave, lighting and thunders.

Thank Hossien E
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I live in the area and always I have a great experience at Hatfield!! People are amazing. The children love it!

Thank Sandra J
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Our kids are young teens and generally curious to explore. Not sure all kids their age would be the same, but ours loved it here. They played with all the interactive displays, looked at the tanks and displays and even read information! We spent over...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Enjoyed the visit. Good displays. Particularly good for families with children. The octopus was very fun to see.

Thank Lovetraveling99
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28 August 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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13 July 2015|
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Response from Belgoseattleite | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the octopus was not there on the day we visited.