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The Oregon Coast Sights

Hatfield Marine Science Center

  • 2030 S. Marine Science Dr. Map It
  • Educational Institution

Updated 03/21/2013

Fodor's Review

Interactive and interpretive exhibits at Oregon State University appeal to the kid in everyone. The star of the show is a large octopus in a touch tank near the entrance. She seems as interested in human visitors as they are in her; guided by a staff volunteer, you can sometimes reach in to stroke her suction-tipped tentacles. But more than just showcasing sea life, the center holds programs and classes that teach the importance of scientific research in managing and sustaining

coastal and marine resources.

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Sight Information

Address:

2030 S. Marine Science Dr., Newport, Oregon, 97365, United States

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Phone:

541-867–0100

Sight Details:

  • Donation $5
  • Memorial Day–Labor Day, daily 10–5; rest of year Thurs.–Mon. 10–4

Updated 03/21/2013

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