Hatfield Marine Science Center

Get blown away by the hands-on nature of this fun aquatic center! This Marine Science Center is a highlight on the Oregon Coast. See up close the different types of aquatic creatures, walk the trails and observe birds or walk out onto the estuary and look for shrimp and clams. With a shellfish permit you can “rake” for cockles (a type of clam) and take them home to steam open and eat. You will surely love how well-curated the exhibits are. Kids and adults alike will surely have the time of their lives.