|HATFIELD MARINE SCIENCE CENTER
Located just across the parking lot from the Belle, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport, Oregon has evolved into a leading marine laboratory distinguished by its collaborative research partnerships. Originally established as a marine laboratory for Oregon State University, HMSC currently hosts collaborative research and education programs from seven OSU colleges and six state and federal agencies on HMSC’s 49-acre campus.
|OREGON COAST AQUARIUM The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Their mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation.
You are invited to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a captivating destination and a trusted resource for ocean education and conservation in the Pacific Northwest.
Only a half mile walk from the Newport Belle Riverboat
|YAQUINA BAY LIGHTHOUSE
A piece of Oregon history sits atop a bluff at the mouth of the Yaquina River. It is the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871 and decommissioned in 1874. It was officially restored as a privately maintained aid to navigation on December 7, 1996.
It is believed to be the oldest structure in Newport. It is also the only existing Oregon lighthouse with the living quarters attached, and the only historic wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
YAQUINA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE
Have you ever climbed the stairs of a lighthouse? Wondered what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper? Viewed a working Fresnel lens? Have you thought about what it took to provide fresh food for a family in a remote coastal location such as Yaquina Head?
visit the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, where these questions and more will be answered. You might tour this historic structure, or you might just stand and savor the majesty of Oregon’s tallest lighthouse.
The 93 foot tower is located on a narrow point of land jutting due west nearly 1 mile into the Pacific Ocean north of Newport, at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. Bring a windbreaker jacket – it is breezy most every day.