Explore the Inner Workings


Hatfield Marine Science Center is a vast campus. It takes many pieces and players to make it a world-class facility for research and learning.

During Marine Science Day, we offer behind-the-scenes tours. Tickets for all tours are available at the Tour Desk in the Visitor Center lobby. The tours are free and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Behind-the-Scene Tours

  • 10:30 & 11 a.m.: Hatfield's Seawater System - 30 minutes, 15 people per tour
  • 11 a.m.: Yaquina Estuary Trail - 1 hour, 20 people per tour
  • 11 a.m.: Vertical tsunami evacuation at the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building - 30 minutes, 20 people per tour



If you miss a tour or want to dive deeper into the inner workings at Hatfield, click on a topic below and take a virtual tour.