#59: Visit the Hatfield Marine Science Center

This is part of our 100 Things in 2014 challenge. Here’s the full list.

We’ve been to the Oregon Coast Aquarium at least a million times, but we don’t get to the Hatfield Marine Science Center very often. Well, it’s time to change that.


While the Aquarium is filled with animals (kind of like a water zoo), this place is filled with science – a lot like OMSI for the ocean. Will made sure to dress appropriately (HMSC is part of Oregon State University).

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The kids liked this place, although they’re just barely old enough to enjoy it – there’s a lot of reading, and younger kids will have a hard time with it. This also isn’t the best season to visit; many of the exhibits were having work done. (sigh) I guess we’ll have to come back.

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