Hatfield Marine Science Center

Improving scientific understanding and applying that knowledge to
social, economic and environmental solutions.

Fossil Fest Returns to the Hatfield Visitor Center

Sat., Feb. 11, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Talks by fossil experts at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Hands-on activities
  • Bring in fossils to identify
  • Learn to find fossils
  • See fossils from around Oregon on display

On the Leading Edge

The Hatfield Marine Science Center is a distinguished marine laboratory located in Newport, Oregon.

Now in its 55th year of operation, Hatfield serves as Oregon State University’s coastal campus and as an oceanographic research base for six state and federal agencies. It is also a resource for K-12 educators and the public.

At Hatfield, we excel in student research opportunities and experiential instruction. We host a thriving summer internship program and offer an array of academic programs for students in community college through post-doc.

Expanding our campus

The Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building houses innovative classrooms and labs designed to foster collaboration between disciplines and nurture the next generation of problem solvers.

Historically, academia has been committed to producing specialists. Today, we recognize the need for exceptional multi-disciplinary generalists to address the issues of our day.

With this goal in mind, we are expanding our curriculum and training to include the humanities, social sciences and arts to answer the call for the next generation’s needs.