Newport is home to the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center, located beside the Newport Aquarium and Rogue brewery. Admission is free, recommended donation is $5 per person and $20 per family. It’s one of the best deals on the coast, with interactive activities like a tsunami generator (you can build your own lego house to try and withstand it). This is an activity that’s great for families, recent grads, adults, etc. Definitely worth a trip if you want to enjoy learning something new.
Visit them at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365. It’s amazing.