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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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Reliable aquarium experience

A visit to this aquarium has become a tradition when we vacation on the Oregon coast. It is a well... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Nadine T
via mobile
Nice aquarium

We visited the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. It was a nice aquarium, but a bit small. It... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
North Oaks, MN
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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.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

A visit to this aquarium has become a tradition when we vacation on the Oregon coast. It is a well run facility that mixes education with wildlife rehabilitation. We added on the behind the scenes tour this time for a bit more depth. We've found...More

Thank Nadine T
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We visited the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. It was a nice aquarium, but a bit small. It probably depends on whether or not you have been to many other aquariums to compare it to. We had visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long...More

Thank vacation399
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

What a great way to spend an educational morning with our grandson. I've been to many of the great aquariums in America and truthfully didn't expect to find much in Newport Oregon to "write home" about. Boy was I wrong! We bought an annual family...More

1  Thank Maleko1
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We live fairly close to the aquarium. Which works in our favor because Lincoln County residents get in for $5 on Wednesdays. We always enjoy our trips here. They tend to change their theme from time to time at the entrance. Their current shipwreck theme...More

Thank alyhsnna55
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great way to spend an afternoon, all of the staff and volunteers where helpful and very knowledgeable. The Jelly fish room is probably my favorite part.

Thank revhawg
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to the aquarium in almost 12 years. It was better than we had expected! Very nice and well laid out. Every exhibit was will done and all the marine life seems very happy. The pelican show was really cool! Definitely a must...More

Thank kickstartmyheart7
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The day we went to the aquarium, there were lots of people both young and old. inside you could see many fish and other creatures, walking through a tunnel under the sea. outside you could view more creatures and birds.

Thank SharonAnn42
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

So much fun! Love it every time! We have been several times and they change it up so there's something new each time.

Thank Audrie S
Reviewed 27 August 2016

First of all the aquarium is fantastically done and the staff are very helpful. There aren't too many exotic animals but they are always cool to see. The indoor exhibits are very interesting and I love the bird aviary. Usually you can always catch a...More

Thank ichawks1
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This small coastal town Aquarium is a true Gem on the Oregon Coast..The exhibits are many inside & outside for every member of the family, young or old..Take time to see every exhibits as you stroll thru and learn how important it is to save...More

Thank mofishmo
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Charlotte R
5 September 2017|
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Response from Maria W | Reviewed this property |
I'm really sorry I don't know about cheaper times to go hit I'm sure there was a discount for seniors !
22 May 2017|
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Response from Katerina S | Reviewed this property |
That exhibit is absolutely breathtaking! Several types and large tanks with very large viewing windows!
Areli G
29 April 2017|
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Response from Becklab | Property representative |
Hi Areli G, As most have mentioned, much of our facility is located indoors. We do have our large marine mammals, sea otters, turkey vultures and sea bird aviary located outdoors. We can assist with umbrellas as well as... More