COVID-19 Update (as of August 30, 2021):

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and continued uncertainty, we have been advised by Oregon State University leadership to postpone the resumption of all in-person education programming at Hatfield Marine Science Center until January 1, 2022. Please note this plan 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 when it is safe. Be sure to keep an eye on this website for all updates and potential virtual program opportunities. 

Interested in bringing your family or group to the Visitor Center? You can review all logistics and submit a reservation via the Visitor Center Website.

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