August: 30th and 31st at 11 am
September: 11th, 18th, and 25th at 11 am
Join us for a fun and informative walk along the beautiful Yaquina Bay Estuary Nature Trail. The trail is 1/2 mile walk following a rocky and partially paved path. Learn about the plants, animals, and natural forces that make estuaries among the most productive habitats on the planet. Meet at the Visitor Center entrance at 11am to join the guided tour.
Note: Dogs are not allowed on the nature trail at any time.
September - Every Friday from 10 am to 1 pm, Sept. 11 from 11 am to 2 pm, Sept. 15, 22, and 29 from 10 am to 1 pm
Throughout the summer volunteers are stationed at Port Dock 1 on Newport’s Historic Bayfront to chat with visitors about California sea lions and other wildlife, local Fishing Vessels, and anything else that comes up at this dynamic working dock. Just look for the friendly volunteer in the bright red jacket.
Please Note: HMSC Visitor Center is a working learning research lab. We are recording the visits of our visitors to better understand what they choose to do and with whom in order to improve the visitor experience.