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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 with a fair range of exhibits

This is a great aquarium if you're interested particularly in Oregon marine life. There were good... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Lizi S
via mobile
Interesting but not too different from other Aquariums

Good for a short visit but won't take your full afternoon. The kids will enjoy it and we did also... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Jim H
Wichita, Kansas
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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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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great aquarium if you're interested particularly in Oregon marine life. There were good exhibits with sea otters and harbour seals and sea lions (although they were slightly small) but the real star was the aviary which houses many varieties of auks and...More

Thank Lizi S
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Good for a short visit but won't take your full afternoon. The kids will enjoy it and we did also however some of the displays were not heavily populated with fish

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Very well done educational shows on sea otters and sea lions. Good exhibits of local marine animals and fish and a wonderful tank on jelly fish..

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Fun place. Check hotel for discount coupons - kids $5 entry with adult ticket. Easy to get to by crossing bay bridge, stay to left and turn 32nd if coming from Newport. Plan to eat lunch at cafe.... food was pretty good, and sit outside...More

Thank williamtwo
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We brought my mother and our kids with us on our trip to the OCA, and we all had a great time. The kids loved the tidepool area, and had a lot of fun telling us all that they learned. The passages of the deep...More

1  Thank wrighta78
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We always come to this aquatium whenever we are in town. Small, but great exhibits and information. Plus, the octopus was showing off for everyone that day! A must see for all.

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Its small but very good, several exhibits and you only need about 32 hours, the Seals & Sea Otters are great with very helpful staff at feeding time (if your lucky you might get a free wrist band).

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great place to take friends and visitors. Fun for children and adults. Very informative, educational and interesting place on the coast.

Thank l0stintx
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice aquarium for a small town. Love the tunnel and the separate enclosures with nice viewing of otters, seals and ocean birds.

Thank Sage1029
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My kids absolutely loved the Aquarium and all the encounters with the exhibits! We were surprised at how much had changed in the 2 years since our last visit! We will continue to stop through each time we are on the Coast!

Thank Quinn C
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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 !
23 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

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