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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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Great Educational Aquarium

We live in LC and are annual members and go back several times a year. The sea otters are my... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2016
Debbie G
Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
Excellent for families

We make sure we stop by when we are on the coast. Lots of things to see and great for young and... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Bend, Oregon
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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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  • Very good32%
  • 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 29 June 2016

We live in LC and are annual members and go back several times a year. The sea otters are my favorite and they put on a show-as do the sea lions. Just a wonderful place that is very educational and all the employees and volunteers...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We make sure we stop by when we are on the coast. Lots of things to see and great for young and old. When they take your picture though at the beginning, expect a pricy outcome. A fun filled attraction and a must see on...More

Thank Hopefull1995
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We've heard so much about the Oregon Coast Aquarium and finally made a visit there in June. It was amazing! Great for adults and kids as well. Making it a priority on our next visit!

Thank miners2
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We love the aquarium. We are from out of state and have nothing like it at home. We went with family who lives here and has an annual pass. I feel it is a little pricey for day tickets.

Thank Tara K
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Pretty much like other aquariums but with the indigenous species. KIDS loved the sea lions and the puffin birds and sea anemones. I liked the puffin birds too. They were REAL cute.

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We loved seeing all the fish, marine mammals, and shore birds. It was all very interesting, and I liked the fact that they had high school-aged volunteers giving mini-lectures on the marine life to the many kids who were visiting. My only complaint is that...More

Thank HistProfessor
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The entire aquarium was way smaller than I thought it was going to be... but the tunnels are totally worth the price. Way cool. We had a 7 month old baby woth us and the gravel paths made it a little difficult to push the...More

Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is such a great aquarium. They have so much that is about the local area from seals to sea otters, to puffins, to tide pool creatures that you can touch. We are from Utah and although Salt Lake City has a great aquarium, it...More

1  Thank slabrum
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Fun, great photo opts, always interesting and educational. We visit every time we are in the area and are never disappointed. They even expanded which was awesome for us to see for the first time. Entry fee is a little spendy and the gift shop...More

Thank ccasbear
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Our family had a great time at the Aquarium. Lots of fun activities for the kids and great informative facts on many of the sea creatures who live there. The puffins were our favorite and we also enjoyed watching the sea otters swim back and...More

Thank 599taylorl
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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