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“Great alternative to the aquarium”

Hatfield Marine Science Center
Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center gives visitors a glimpse of hot topics in contemporary marine science research.
Napa, California
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great alternative to the aquarium”
Reviewed 2 January 2012

We have been to the Oregon Aquarium multiple times, never stopping at the science center.

There are great volunteers providing you with indepth knowledge. This is a great place to stop for kids and adults.

Visited December 2011
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Providence, RI
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A bit outdated”
Reviewed 18 December 2011

This attraction could use an update! We went there 5 years ago and upon return not one thing has changed!

Visited November 2011
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Gleneden Beach, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“study center for serious fish folks”
Reviewed 22 November 2011

It's best to go when there's an event happening, because there's not a whole lot to see and do otherwise

Visited September 2011
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Portland, OR
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very Interesting”
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Fulfill your inner nerd and catch up with the very interesting science exhibited here, all presented in a clear and understandable manner.

Visited November 2011
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great free attraction, nice for kids!”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

This is a nice attraction - it's educational in focus and kids of all ages can learn from it.
Great parking area. Everything seemed to be on one level and access was easy. Displays are interactive. There are also studied going on for those interested in more scientific aspects of marine life. An hour is about the right amount for a general visit.

Visited September 2011
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