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Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Address: 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
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+1 541-867-3474
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in...

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon's top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the Aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts.

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Christmas Light!

Took my daughter here for the Christmas lights. Was awesome. Something that we will do for years to come. Safe. Fun. Relaxing

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
johnson32682
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my daughter here for the Christmas lights. Was awesome. Something that we will do for years to come. Safe. Fun. Relaxing

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Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is one of the best attractions on the Oregon Coast. The exhibit flow makes sense. There's a touch pool for that hands on experience. The jelly display is mesmerizing. The Passages tunnel takes one under the deep to experience sharks and other fish of the deep. I am training as a volunteer interpreter because I am... More 

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Lancaster, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I enjoyed this unique aquarium. One can experience several types of exhibits such as the Sandy Shores or the Coastal Waters . Engage in an animal encounter and enjoy a kiss from a seal lion or a seal. Visiting the Oregon Coast Aquarium is not only educational but gratifies the child in each of us.

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Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting, fun place to visit. The only problem we had was waiting for the otter feeding at 1 p.m.; after 10 minutes we left; never saw them fed.

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Thank Terry A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to aquarium all over the world and we love this one. We have been coming here for years and we feel like the animals are well taken care of and the exhibits are always interesting. Our kids love the underwater tunnels and watching the animals get fed. You could rent a stroller, or we prefer to use... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had so much fun! Our granddaughters loved the station they could touch and feel the starfish and anemone. We saw many different sea creatures we did not know existed. The beauty of some, size of others and ugliness of still others was interesting. We want to visit again!!

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids loved the hands on tide pools display, outdoor areas and the shark tunnel. I've been to several aquariums and this is one of the better ones. They have a wide variety of species and the displays are interesting. Staff were informative and friendly. Admission is high but that seems to be the norm for aquariums-- they cost a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to learn more about the Oregon coastal marine habitat. Unfortunate to see so many dead or dying fish in the tanks, as well as habitats that were in need of repair.

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Becklab, Director of Marketing at Oregon Coast Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi Tricia, While we acknowledge everyone has the right to their own opinion, it is important to respond to the remarks you have made in your review. We are positive you did not encounter any dead or dying fish in any of our exhibits. Our exhibits are held to the highest standards in the industry as an accredited Association of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highlight of our visit was watching a harbor seal mimic the movements of our granddaughters through the viewing glass.

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Sweet Home, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The aquarium is a truly fun way to spend the day! They have really interesting aquarium exhibits, the undersea tunnel was definitely my favorite!! The volunteers & staff are super friendly and helpful as well. They have different shows going on through the day that are fun to watch- just get to the show a little early so you can... More 

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