OSU Hatfield Science Visitor Center – Newport, OR

OSU has an awesome free science center in Newport, OR located inside the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center. They charge nothing for admission, but do accept donations.

It’s a small science museum, but they have packed in the hands on exhibits. The day we went there was an educational lecture on whales. They also have the Yaquina Estuary Nature Trail outside on the property that is open to the public from dawn to dusk. The trail is ½ mile paved and wheelchair-accessible.

Learning Exhibits

  • Tsunamis and Earthquakes
  • Sustainable Fisheries
  • Tide Pools
  • Invasive Species
  • Octopus and Sunstars


Touch Pools

They had touch tanks full of fun sea creatures. Our kids spent most of their time here touching starfish and various anemones.
 IMG_2121 IMG_2122 IMG_2124 IMG_2125

Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr.

Related articles

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge



Plan Your Getaway

Find Meagan Here

TMOM Expert Travel Writer

Never Pay Full Price Online

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back
Mommy Travels Portland restaurants
Blogger Babes Influencer Network