Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. You can buy a ticket before you visit. Tickets are good for a full day.
Our simple ticketing process allows you to register multiple people at one time.
are $5 for visitors ages 5 and up. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
Your ticket reservation is good for the entire day.
Get maps and driving directions from Google Maps.
Car: Newport is an hour west of Interstate 5 via Oregon Highway 20, the most direct route between the Willamette Valley and the coast. A number of other routes cross the Coast Range, and many visitors enjoy the leisurely, scenic trip along the Pacific Coast Highway, US 101.
Bus: Coast to Valley Express offers round-trip bus service to Newport from Albany, Corvallis and Philomath.
In-town shuttle: The City Loop Shuttle makes several stops daily at the HMSC. Route and schedule information is available here.
Learn more about traveling to HMSC.
There is a parking lot directly in front of the Visitor Center entrance. Parking here is free and open during the daytime. Overnight parking is not allowed. Learn more about parking at HMSC.
To ensure the safety of our visitors, the health of our animals, and the comfort of all, we appreciate your cooperation in observing the following guidelines while visiting the Center:
Handle animals in the touch tank gently and with the respect due to any living creature.
Please refrain from running, shouting, or other horseplay that could be dangerous or might interfere with other visitors' experience.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please help us keep the Visitor Center clean. Food, drinks, and gum are not permitted in the Center.
Pets are not allowed in the Visitor Center.
The Visitor Center has one adult and one youth-sized wheelchair available for visitors. The touch tank exhibit is wheelchair accessible. Please email us or call (541-867-0100) with any additional questions.