COVID-19 Update (as of January 2022):

Great news - We are now accepting registrations for in-person lab and field experiences occurring in Winter and Spring 2022! Teachers and group leaders can review our current class offerings and logistics and submit a trip request on our lab and field experiences website. We are also planning to host our summer day camps in person this summer - registration and logistics are available on our day camps website. Please note that our plan to host in-person programming is subject to change at anytime pending updated safety procedures and guidelines associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. We thank you for your continued patience and understanding and look forward to serving you and your group during your next trip to the coast! 

Upcoming Virtual Opportunities: Our Spring Career Day event will be held virtually for students grades 6-12 on February 21, 2022 - learn more and register! We are also planning to offer our Spring Homeschool Day sessions for students Pre-K through 12th grade will be held virtually in March 2022 - learn more!


Let's keep learning!

Looking for learning activities that bring STEM home? Check out the Oregon Coast STEM Hub website for an activity calendar of online STEM events for the whole family, and a resource page with links to a variety of STEM curriculum and activities.

Oregon Sea Grant's education program is dedicated to increasing marine science literacy in the classroom and in daily life, for people of all ages and backgrounds.

As part of that effort, we provide formal classes and labs for students of all ages, professional development support for science teachers, and a broad range of formal and informal learning opportunities for thousands of adults and children who come to the Oregon Sea Grant-operated Visitor Center at the Hatfield Marine Science Center each year. All programs are built around marine science, tied to state and national STEM standards, and offer opportunities for learning, exploration and fun.

There are many ways for you and your group or family to learn about marine science at Hatfield. Explore our webpage to see the best options for you!

Program Impact

"We brought our 7th graders to your facility and students were able to collect marine samples to look at under the microscope. They are still talking about this experience. Can't wait to bring more 7th graders back to your facility."

~7th grade teacher

"The programs are great because they are hands-on, interactive, and provide access to things we could never get in the classroom"
~ 2nd grade teacher