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

2030 SE Marine Science Drive
HMSC Glass Quilt Giving CampaignNewport, OR 97365-5229
(541) 867-0226

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Our octopus "Velma" was released into the wild on 8/20 so there is currently no octopus on display in the Visitor Center. 

EVENTS 

View of the Yaquina Bay Estuary.ESTUARY WALK

GUIDED TOURS MEET AT THE VISITOR CENTER

Thursdays in September 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.

 

Sea lions at the BayfrontPORT DOCK ONE INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM

NEWPORT'S HISTORIC BAYFRONT

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.