Join us for Marine Science Day - April 8, 2017

Saturday, April 8, 10am - 4pm


Marine Science Day 2017

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

Get 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! Sign up is now available for 2 hour shifts as greeters. Adult/child pairs encouraged!


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 2017

Schedule of Events for Marine Science Day 2017 

10am-4pm: Open House at HMSC

Interactive research exhibits will feature emerging ocean observing technologies, bioacoustics of whales, video of volcanoes and deep ocean vents, and a new video on the emerging issue of ocean acidification. Activities for children and families can be found throughout the event. Don't miss the Rubber Ducky Race - a fundraiser for Newport schools.

Can't wait? The HMSC Visitor Center is open Thursday through Monday, 10am-4pm. 

1pm: Octopus Feeding

Learn about HMSC's resident octopus, Opal. Presented by Oregon Sea Grant in the HMSC Visitor Center. Get a sneak peak with our OctoCam.

2:30pm-4pm: Plenary talk - José R. Marín Jarrín, PhD, Charles Darwin Foundation, Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador

From Hatfield to the Charles Darwin Foundation: the importance of student research experiences   

Dr. José Marín Jarrín is a Senior Fisheries Ecologist at the Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF) in Guayaquil, Ecuador. His research is focused on the life history of several commercially important fish species, the impact of El Niño events on artisanal fisheries catch and the role of mangroves for the early life stages of fishes in Galápagos. Since October 2016, he has been the interim scientific coordinator for the CDF, and is working to develop the first fish age and growth laboratory on the Galapagos Islands.