- The Visitor Center at HMSC is open for one-hour reserved visits Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 4pm.
- Online exhibits and other resources are also offered on their website.
- Outside the Center take a walk along the family-friendly Yaquina Estuary Trail.
This public visitors center is filled with wonderful exhibits for all ages, an 8-armed greeter, tide pool touch tanks, and endless learning opportunities. When in full operation, it also offers a theater, lectures, seminars, and other activities as announced.
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: There is a temporary admission fee of $3 person for ages 5 and older. Tickets may be purchased online at beav.es/hatfieldvctickets or at the door if any remain available. No cash. Masks required.