Bridge on the Cape Perpetua Quest

Try a Quest!

Here are a few of the Quests you'll find at the HMSC Visitor Center and grounds. Download and print the PDF versions and try them out!  Unless otherwise indicated, the pages are arranged in the order that they should be read.  Alternatively, click on the HTML link to see each Quest's HTML webpage.  This is often the easiest way to read the directions straight from your smart phone. 

View a map of the HMSC campus (PDF)


  • HMSC Tsunami Quest [tsunami_quest.pdf] - 60 minutes. Learn all about earthquake and tsunami safety at the coast as you follow the clues and practice evacuating to high ground. This Quest was created by 7th graders at Newport Middle School and has been tested by teachers, students, and families. Look for it in the next edition of The Oregon Coast Quests Book (Summer 2017).

From the 2015-16 Quest Book:

  • HMSC Nature Trail Quest [HTML] - 45 minutes.  Explore the salt marsh and mud flat habitats of the Yaquina Bay Estuary. The trail offers beautiful views and lots of opportunities to observe birds and other estuarine inhabitants.  Your journey begins at the HMSC Nature Trail entrance located between the Oregon Coast Aquarium and HMSC's back gate.  
  • HMSC Sustainability Quest [HTML] - 45 minutes.  Find out what 'sustainability' is and some of the ways Hatfield Marine Science Center is striving to achieve it.  The Quest begins outside the front entrance to the Visitor Center, and takes you around to the back of buildings where you will peer into storm drains, examine native plants, discover a giant skeleton, and more!

For information, contact:

Cait Goodwin
Oregon Coast Quest Coordinator
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97365