Touch a sea star. Pet an anemone. Marvel at the giant octopus. No matter your age, the Hatfield Visitor Center in Newport offers fun, hands-on learning about marine science and our natural world. Operated by Oregon Sea Grant, the VC welcomes more than 150,000 people each year. Take a video tour.
We support scientific excellence and innovation, foster new generations of marine scientists and encourage ocean science literacy among people of all ages. Watch this video featuring some of Oregon Sea Grant's accomplishments for 2020. You can also read our 2019-20 Highlights and Testimonials.