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Hatfield Marine Science Center - Newport, OR

Here are a few of the Quests you'll find at the HMSC Visitor Center and grounds. Download and print the PDF versions and try them out!  Unless otherwise indicateYaquina Bay Estuary Trail signd, the pages are arranged in the order that they should be read.   

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From the 2017-18 Quest Book:

  • HMSC Tsunami Quest [tsunami_quest.pdf] - 60 minutes. Learn about earthquake and tsunami safety at the coast as you follow the clues and practice evacuating to high ground. This Quest was created by 7th graders at Newport Middle School and is popular with school groups and families.
  • HMSC Nature Trail Quest [HTML] [estuary_quest.pdf] - 45 minutes.  Explore the salt marsh and mud flat habitats of the Yaquina Bay Estuary. The trail offers beautiful views and lots of opportunities to observe birds and other estuarine inhabitants.  Your journey begins at the HMSC Nature Trail entrance located between the Oregon Coast Aquarium and HMSC's back gate.  


For information, contact:

Cait GoodwinNOAA logo
Oregon Coast Quest CoordinatorOSG logo
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR 97365