Hatfield Marine Science Center Oregon State University
A great place to keep in your pocket for a rainy day. Admission is by donation ($20 suggested for a family of four) and the giant octopus feedings are a highlight - check the website for current days and times. Many good exhibits and you can easily spend a morning or afternoon here.
A series of informative exhibits at the Hatfield Marine Science Center gives visitors a glimpse of hot topics in contemporary marine science research.
Run by Oregon State University, this FREE aquarium/learning center is fantastic. Lots of interactive exhibits and live tanks. Right on the bay for a nature walk afterwards
Call and see if they have an octopus and when feeding date/time is ..... it's worth seeing. The Hatfield Marine Science Center is Oregon State University's marine research facility. The Visitor Center has aquariums, displays and exhibits that highlight the research conducted by 200 marine…
“Who doesn't want to see dozens of baby seahorses and hundreds of vibrant jellyfish? They even have a live booth where you can touch sea anemone and starfish.”
“A lovely setting above Yaquina Bay and the ocean. This is where the families of local fisherman gather to watch for their loved ones when a storm threatens ships trying to cross the bar into the harbor. The original lighthouse was only used for three years, but has been restored and is the only lighthouse on the Oregon Coast where you can see how the lightkeeper and their family lived. Also good for a picnic and dog friendly (except the lighthouse).”
“Just want to immerse yourself and escape for a few hours? Go to the movies. Great sound, clean, and great people.”
“By far the best seafood on the Oregon Coast. Won't find fried food but the freshest fish.”
“Beautiful place to visit. Oregon's tallest lighthouse. This area extends one mile out into the pacific ocean on a basalt headland. Gorgeous scenery, Incredible views, visitor center, tide pools, nesting seabirds, peregrine falcons. And "cobble beach" is here and made up of millions of round basalt rocks that produce an applause like sound when the waves roll in. Ranger's on hand most times to answer questions. ”