Welcome to the Hatfield Marine Science Center. Located in beautiful Newport, Oregon, Newport offers access to some of Oregon's finest beaches, waterways and marine science research opportunities.
How to Find Us
From Portland, take I-5 South to Corvallis, Exit #228 to Hwy 34 West. Head west on Hwy 20 to Newport. Or, from the southwest Portland / Tigard area, take Hwy 99 West to Hwy 18 West to Lincoln City. Head south on Hwy 101 to Newport.
From Eugene or further south, take I-5 North to Corvallis, Exit #228 to Hwy 34 West and then take Hwy 20 to Newport.
aerial view of the HMSC campus on Yaquina
A spectactular sunset over HMSC and Yaquina Bay.
Sunrise over the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
Fishing fleet docked in Newport Harbor.
Yaquina River and old town Newport.
The beautiful Salmon River estuary at the mouth of the Salmon River.
Fall colors along the Yaquina River.
Wildflowers along the estuary's tidal flats.
Sandpipers hunting on the shoreline.
Ah, for a moment in the sun! Seals basking on the rocks.
Humback Whales breaching in coastal waters near Newport.
Historic Yaquina Lighthouse presides over the beach late in the afternoon.
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