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The South Beach district has many fantastic natural attractions for your discovery

Hatfield Marine Science Center867-0100
At the end of OSU Drive (View map)
Interactive exhibits, displays, games and aquariums bring the research of marine scientists tolife. Guided walks and special programs. Natural history & science bookstore. Our octopuswould love to meet you. Donations welcome.
Summer: 10-5 Winter: Thurs-Mon 10-4On the web
 
Oregon Coast Aquarium867-3474
2820 Ferry Slip Road (View map)
Trek along the rocky shores as sea otters and seals romp among the cliffs and in the pools. Stroll with puffins, around the corner a giant Pacific octopus lurks in an undersea coastal cave. Encounter sharks! Come visit one of the top 10 aquariums in the country
Summer:9 to 6 Winter: 10 to 5On the web
 
Mike Miller Park Educational Trail265-5747
Turn East on SE 50th St. (View map)
Mike Miller Educational Park is a forty acre parcel of land showing various mini eco-systems. Park brochures are available explaining the educational nature trail with informational guides referencing each area.This is a unique forest of the Pacific Northwest because of its Sitka Spruce trees, as well as Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Coastal Pine trees. A well maintained woodland nature trail is the main attraction of this park. There are bridges, observation decks, and benches along the trail to sit and listen to bird calls, watch small animals, and enjoy the beauty of native coastal vegetation.At the trailhead there are bike racks as well as parking for vehicles. The trail is approximately one mile long and takes 45-60 minutes to walk.
No Fee - Open DailyOn the web
 

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