Tours and Visiting Hatfield's Campus


Hatfield Visitor Center

If you are interested in touring the Hatfield Visitor Center, please buy a ticket online for the day.

Group Visits: If you are planning a visit with a group (student or community groups larger than 15 people), please use this link to schedule your group for the Hatfield Visitor Center. During the registration process, you will select “Visitor Center w/ Entry Fee.”


Group tours are available for prospective OSU student and faculty groups. However, at this time, we are not providing individual tours for prospective students. Group tour days are scheduled with OSU Admissions events.

NOTE: For current OSU student groups, or prospective college group tours, please contact the HMSC Academic Programs Team directly with your group's information (please include group name and contact, size of group, and preferred visit dates) at

Take a Video Tour

Below are videos of the facilities, programs and resources on the Hatfield campus in Newport.

Take a Self-Guided Tour

Map and directions for Hatfield campus

You are also welcome to visit the Hatfield campus on your own. The state-of-the-art Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building and Guin Library are open to the public Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM. Our Hatfield Visitor Center is open Thursday-Monday, 10 AM – 4 PM.

Take a Quest

You may also like to participate in one of the Quests set up around the Hatfield campus. Quests are fun, free-choice learning adventures that use clues and hints to encourage participants to discover the natural, cultural and historical "treasures" of a place or community.