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Oregon Coast Aquarium

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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Always fun

We go 3-4 times a year with grandkids. Always a hit with the kids, different exhibits and helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
trufflescout
,
Eugene
via mobile
Doesn’t dissapoint

It’s a small but well curated and beautiful aquarium! We love it every time we go! With a toddler... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SamaraRMC
,
Portland, Oregon
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea otters” (159 reviews)
“shark tunnel” (61 reviews)
“fish” (321 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
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+1 541-867-3474
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"indoor and outdoor exhibits"
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"glass tunnel"
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"feeding times"
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"touch pool"
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"walk thru"
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"all ages"
in 86 reviews
"nice exhibits"
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"octopus"
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"oregon coast"
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"marine life"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go 3-4 times a year with grandkids. Always a hit with the kids, different exhibits and helpful docents make it interesting. Don’t miss the playground for younger kids at the end. Family membership Is a good value. Plus you get to pass the waiting...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a small but well curated and beautiful aquarium! We love it every time we go! With a toddler we spent about 2 hours there and saw everything, although could have spent more time watching fish and reading information. It’s really clean and sets up...More

Thank SamaraRMC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was super busy when we went. Not a lot of animals were easy to see, possibly due to the crowds. A little underwhelming.

Thank Megan C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice and clean facility, with many great animal exhibits. We learned a lot about local species (as well as others), and felt the price was really reasonable. I would recommend buying your tickets online, as it will allow you to bypass...More

Thank krschoen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a town that isn't that big, the aquarium is impressive. There are actually a few exhibits, and some areas for kids to climb and play. We were there for a couple hours, and my small children really enjoyed it. It's a little pricey, but...More

Thank Terri K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an early birthday present, my friend and I did the Octopus encounter. It was a small group of about 6-8 folks and we learned some amazing facts about octopuses before meeting Turbo. He was a juvie Giant Pacific Octopus and, as our luck would...More

Thank Ember M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the aquarium with my daughter and we both fully enjoyed all the exhibits. The best was the viewing of the otter feeding.

Thank Squirel9135
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two weeks ago, my family and I visited the aquarium for the first time. We had a great experience and my kids were supper happy. If you have never been to the aquarium visit it, you will not be disappointed or go back again 🙂🐠🐟🐙🦑🦐🦀🐡

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable entry fee for about 2 hours of enjoyment. Great exhibits! I would have loved better informational displays, but overall it was beautiful. Staff is very hands off so if you want information, you have to ask and hunt down a staff member. The place...More

Thank SedonasConcierge
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a great place to take the kids or even just go as an adult. There is a variety of sea life to experience. We enjoyed walking through the underwater tube and watching the fish swimming around us.

Thank crytal97470
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gayleb6
24 March 2018|
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Response from WYOfoodie | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea what a Chinook Book is.
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Jennifer T
1 March 2018|
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Response from Becklab | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer, I would encourage you to check our Aquatots program out. You can find information on our website. Cheers, Lance Beck
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daisychic54
10 January 2018|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, but there is a discount for visitors age 65+.
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