Visitor Center, OSU Marine Science Center

William Hanshumaker, Public Marine Education Specialist
Extension Sea Grant Faculty
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, OR. 97365-5296

The Visitor Center of the HMSC at Newport features aquariums, interactive exhibits, and hands-on displays that bring to life the marine research conducted by OSU scientists. Special events, educational programs, guided tours and walks are available on request to teach visitors about the ocean and its inhabitants, from undersea volcanoes to the tiniest tide pool creatures.

The Visitor Center serves as a social laboratory for OSU Sea Grant’s "Free-choice Learning" initiative.