Marine Science Day 2016

Saturday April 9,  10am - 4pm


Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon for an open house!

Marine Science Day imageGet behind-the-scenes to experience the research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique in the Pacific Northwest.

MEET scientists! Come LEARN what's new on the Oregon Coast's most dynamic Marine Science campus. See our Marine Science Day Schedule of Events.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by email to the HMSC Director's Office or by phone, 541-867-0234.

Admission is FREE! No tickets required. Donations appreciated.

Map, directions and public transportation here.

Volunteers NEEDED! Please sign up in February 2016 for a two-hour shift as a greeter or guide - parent/child teams welcome.

Please help us spread the word - contact us for more info or to sign up for our HMSC events mailing list.

Coming for the weekend? Click here for Newport events, lodging and more!

Check out photos from previous Marine Science Day events

Download a flyer for Marine Science Day 2016 

Schedule of Events for Marine Science Day 2015 

10am-4pm: Open House at HMSC

Interactive research exhibits will feature larval fish ecology, bioacoustics of whales, volcanoes and deep ocean vents, and oceanographic tools. Activities for children and families will be hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Oregon Sea Grant. 


10am-4pm: 50th Anniversary of the Hatfield Marine Science Center

Celebrate with special exhibits and research highlights from HMSC's first 50 years. 


11am & 2pm: Pumped up for Pinnipeds

Learn all about sea lions and other pinnipeds in this fun-filled and dynamic presentation! Presented by the Oregon Coast Aquarium for our youngest visitors and anyone who would like to learn more about these fascinating animals.


3pm-4pm: Buy a Fish, Save a Tree: Fish health management and sustainable ornamental fisheries on the Rio Negro

A presentation by Dr. Tim Miller-Morgan, Veterinarian and Lead, Aquatic Helath Program, Oregon Sea Grant and College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University