More Activities for the Curious Explorer

More Activities for the Curious Explorer

Ellie says: Oregon is a world leader in marine science. This is where you can join the action.


Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center

Oregon Sea Grant offers lots of learning opportunities for families, classes, and teachers. Check out their Visitor Center at OSU's Hatfield Marine Science in Newport, where you can touch tidepool animals and learn about others who live in our coastal environment.


Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium puts you face-to-face with animals who live along the Oregon Coast, from otters to jellies. Go there if you can, and check out all their exhibits and activities.


Whale Watching Center

Oregon State Parks Whale Watching Center puts you up-close and personal with gray whales as they make their way to and from the waters of Alaska and Mexico. Located in Depoe Bay, the center is open for visitors year round, because you never know who might swim by.


Charleston Marine Life Center

Located at the harbor in Charleston, Oregon, near Coos Bay, the Charleston Marine Life Center is full of hands-on exhibits about ocean life. They offer art and science programs throughout the year with partners at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Coos History Museum, and Coos Art Museum.