Join us for Marine Science Day 

April 11, 2020

Saturday, 10am - 4pm

This year's theme: The Beauty of Science

Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon for an open house!

Get behind-the-scenes to experience the research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique in the Pacific Northwest.

MEET scientists! Come LEARN what's new on the Oregon Coast's most dynamic Marine Science campus. See our Marine Science Day Schedule of Events.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by email to the HMSC Director's Office or by phone, 541-867-0126.

Admission is FREE! No tickets required. Donations appreciated.

Come spend the day, snacks for sale on site- cash only.

Map, directions and public transportation here.

Volunteers NEEDED! Sign up here for 2 hour shifts as greeters. Adult/child pairs encouraged!-Coming soon


Please help us spread the word - contact us for more info or to sign up for our HMSC events mailing list.

Coming for the weekend? Click here for Newport events, lodging and more!

Download a flyer for Marine Science Day 2020- coming soon


Schedule of Events for Marine Science Day 2020-Coming Soon

Schedule of Events for Marine Science Day 2019

10am-4pm: Open House at HMSC

Interactive research exhibits will feature emerging ocean observing technologies, bioacoustics of whales, video of volcanoes and deep ocean vents, and a new video on the emerging issue of ocean acidification. Activities for children and families can be found throughout the event. Don't miss the Rubber Ducky Race - a fundraiser for Newport schools.

Can't wait? The HMSC Visitor Center is open Thursday through Monday, 10am-4pm.

10:45am & 11:45am: Marine Studies Building Tours

11:00am: Estuary Tour

11:30am & 12:30pm: Seawater Tours

1:00pm-2:00pm: Plenary Talk

Grey and blue, old and new: Using multiple tools to understand the lives and health of whales by Dr. Leigh Torres, The Geospatial Ecology of Marine Megafuana Lab (GEMM Lab) Marine Mammal Institute,Oregon State University

2:00-2:30pm: Duck Race

2:30pm-3:00:  Meet the Author of Ellie's Strand: Exploring the Edge of the Pacific

M.L. Herring, co-author and illustrator of Ellie's Strand, will give an interactive presentation on coastal ecology and beach cleanups, along with a special guest from Surfrider.

Stay tuned for more details!