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  Hatfield Marine Science Center
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  • Hatfield Marine Science Center - Newport
      Hatfield Marine Science Center
    by jasperdo
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center - Newport
      Hatfield Marine Science Center
    by jasperdo
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center - Newport
      Hatfield Marine Science Center
    by jasperdo
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center - Newport
      Hatfield Marine Science Center
    by jasperdo
  • Hatfield Marine Science Center - Newport
      Hatfield Marine Science Center
    by jasperdo
 

This excellent little marine museum is operated by Oregon State University. It has interesting exhibits covering the story of the Oregon Coast and the fish and wildlife that inhabit the area. There are also exhibits on tsunamis and earthquakes. The most interesting section of the center, however, is the re-created tidepool. It is filled with star fish, skates, and other fish that inhabit Oregons tidepools. The best thing about it is that it's a hands on exhibit. Kids love reaching into the water and touching the various sea creatures. Friendly volunteers are nearby to answer any questions you may have.

Directions: Just south of the Yaquina Bay Bridge...follow the signs
Website: http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/visitor/index.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 8, 2007
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