- The Visitor Center at HMSC is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.
- However, check out the online exhibits and other resources offered on their website.
- Outside the Center take a walk along the family-friendly Yaquina Estuary Trail, which remains open.
This public visitors center is filled with great interactive exhibits for all ages, an 8-armed greeter, tide pool touch tanks, and a theater. It also offers lectures, seminars, and other activities.
The Visitor Center is part of OSU’s larger Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center, a campus of laboratories and classrooms where world-class research on topics ranging from whale migration and undersea volcanoes to global climate change is conducted.
Admission: By donation