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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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First Class Aquarium

I've lived in the Pacific Northwest - in proxiimity to salt water all my life and have been to many aquariums. This one is unique in such a good way. I learned so much in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've lived in the Pacific Northwest - in proxiimity to salt water all my life and have been to many aquariums. This one is unique in such a good way. I learned so much in the hours we spent looking at the exhibits and observing the birds. mammals and fish native to the area. The design and construction are so... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We brought our baby with us and walked around the aquarium exploring the lights. Santa was there for pictures. Scuba Santa also went down in the tank and told a story underwater to all the children. Most of the animals were locked up but it was neat to see the lights. We need to go again soon to see the... More 

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Anchorage
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are used to the Seward, AK sealife center, which is an amazing place focused on conservation and education, so comparisons are not really fair, but there were many interesting features of this aquarium worth seeing. I loved the jelly fish and the otters. I could watch them all day. The price felt a bit steep and i didn't appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This aquarium has a fantastic display of marine life. Docents helped me to understand the various exhibits. Especially intriguing are the 'hands on' tank. The shark tank and the ship wreck exhibit. Loved it. Affordable and informative for a cloudy beach day!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was invited to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for a private tour just before Christmas and greatly enjoyed the visit. Staff were cordial and inviting, and the exhibits offer fantastic enrichment for the animals housed therein. But I am writing this review today to specifically commend the efforts of an unnamed Oregon Coast Aquarium employee (volunteer?) who helped to rescue... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love this aquarium. Perfect to take the kids too and not too big. Really enjoyed checking out the seals and otters. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

No matter the weather at the Oregon Coast, the aquarium never disappoints. The walk thru shark tank is awe inspiring, and you can always learn something new every trip. The grounds are well maintained and the staff have always been friendly

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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The over all size is small BUT is is very well done. The staff are VERY friendly and helpful and have a ton of knowledge.All of the exhibits are very well done and the specials shows at the different exhibits are GREAT!!!! If you enjoy taken photos of the outdoors and animals and fish . This place is paradises for... More 

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Bandon, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We never get tired of going to this aquarium. The exhibits are wonderful; many varieties of marine life and a larf=ge touch pool for kids (and adults). The aquarium is both indoors and outdoors. They have a great seabird aviary where you can get up quite close to puffins and other seabirds. Highly recommend. You can easily spend a few... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shark tunnel it's one of my favorite exhibits. I also got to watch them feed the sea otters. It's a great place for everyone to see the ocean life.

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