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Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Address: 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
Phone Number: +1 541-867-3474
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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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Fun things to see. Better for smaller kids.

The aquarium had interesting things to see. The birds were the best. It is best for smaller kids. Our kids are 11 and 13 and enjoyed walking around and looking, but were bored... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Caldwell, Idaho
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Caldwell, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The aquarium had interesting things to see. The birds were the best. It is best for smaller kids. Our kids are 11 and 13 and enjoyed walking around and looking, but were bored easily. We spent about 2 hrs here (1/2 hr with the birds) and felt that was a bit expensive for $80 for four people. Lots of parking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must when visiting Newport. It is worth going every four years or so. Keiko was amazing back in the day, but I loved this trip.

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Hermiston, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I had a good time at the aquarium but I felt it was too small and expensive. Adding more attractions would be beneficial.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed seeing all the aquarium life, the exhibits, and the explanations for everything...educational for young and old alike!

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Pendleton, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The cost was $45 for the two us. Fair price. We had a great time, glad we made time to go. Very informative, lots of great pictures. A must see!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, I'm not a huge fan of aquariums...This one is really exellent and unique. Great exhibits that go inside and outside. Tons of small aquariums that are teeming with many kinds of coral, shrim, and fish. The big aquariums are nice too and the tunnel is pretty spectacular. Nice grounds outside too. Highly recommend a visit!

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Rigby, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

And it did not disappoint. Our 12 year old LOVED it and we did too. Good on a rainy or sunny day and wonderful year round

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Education and entertainment in one place. Our two and half year old granddaughter loved the aquariums that were at her level in the sea wreck display but nothing is better than the tunnel with sea creatures swimming over and below you! The water birds and sea otters are also fun to watch. The entire facility is very child friendly. Strollers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we've taken the whole family in the last 6 or 7 years and there's familiar favorites and new things as well. This aquarium is of very good quality, well taken care of, and the animals are properly cared for. Seals, Sea Lions, all manner of fish and crustaceans, and quite a few Jellyfish too! What... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went right at opening and there were hardly any crowds. This aquarium is very kid-friendly in that most of the exhibits are at toddler level or have steps or stools for kids to stand on to see everything. Our 18 month old LOVED every minute of our 2 hour visit here. The staff was friendly and helpful and we... More 

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