Welcome to OSU's Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center!

Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center creates a unique, dynamic environment for lifelong exploration and discovery. The Visitor Center encourages adults and children to enjoy marine science as they learn more about the natural world.

Our exhibits, programs and classes demonstrate how scientific research enhances our ability to interpret the natural patterns and forces that shape our world, and equips us to better appreciate, manage and sustain coastal and marine resources.

The Visitor Center also provides opportunities for conducting research on devices, methods and concepts for informal science education that will advance the art of life-long public education.

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Memorial Day Weekend Estuary Walks

Saturday through Monday, May 23, 24 and 25 - 11 am

Join our trained interpreters for an informative walk along the Yaquina Estuary Trail. Learn about the estuary ecosystem and the animals and plants that call it home. (And don't forget: Memorial Day kicks off our summer season! Starting May 25, the Visitor Center is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm!)

Rubber Duck Derby at Marine Science Day

Check out some photos from our recent Marine Science Day, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hatfield Marine Science Center.