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Oregon Coast Aquarium

2820 South East Ferry Slip Road

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We invite you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. A world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is surrounded by an established woodland and estuary where many of the species exhibited within the Aquarium flourish in their native habitat.

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.

Exhibits at the Oregon Coast Aquarium are known internationally for the quality of their construction, maintenance and interpretation. Exhibits range from those you can touch and hear to those you can see and explore. Visitors experience the ethereal magic of jellyfish and the magnificent colors of the many varieties of fish. Enjoy watching sea otters, harbor seals, and California sea lions.

One of the largest outdoor seabird aviaries in North America is found here, featuring the popular tufted puffins, common murres and graceful pigeon guillemots. Around the corner, find an underwater cave inhabited by a giant Pacific octopus, one of the ocean's most intelligent creatures. With an arm span of over ten feet, it is thought to be as smart as a house cat.

The Aquarium's 1.32 million-gallon Passages of the Deep exhibit is an undersea adventure featuring 5,000 marine animals and allows visitors a 360 degree view as they walk through shark-filled waters in the safety of an acrylic walkway. Showcasing the diverse marine life found off the Oregon coast, the exhibit features three large ocean habitats, connected by a 200-foot underwater tunnel.



Friday, May 4, 2018
Took my daughter for her birthday since she loves aquariums. Staff were great and very helpful but overall experience was not great. To get to outside displays you have to go through rocks which is not very easy if you have a manual wheelchair. It is not paved. And its expensive for what they offer. About $23 for an adult. We pay good money all the time to go into places, that's why we were not deterred by the price when we seen it online. But once we were going through it we realized it was not worth the price. It's nicely set up and pretty displays but not worth it in our opinion.

Jessy Hummel

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Super cute. We lucked out and were able to see the opossum show as well as the otter show. My son loved it. It was really helpful that they had people and all the different areas to answer any questions anyone might have.

Pete Vi

Saturday, June 16, 2018
We live in Montana. I tried to take my wife who was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer to Oregon Coast Aquarium. We drove 1200 miles. When I spoke with the young lady named Ashley she let me know that our dog which was a companion dog for my dying wife was not allowed in. And only service animals were allowed in since they serve a purpose. I asked her well my dog serves a purpose for my wife's anxiety since she's dying. She nothing to say about that. When I said fine and just decided to keep our dog in the car with the air conditioning running while we were in the aquarium. They informed us that their Wheelchairs and motor scooter accessibilities which they clearly State on their website of having They did not have. This is the worst place to go for customer service they wouldn't even accommodate a dying woman's last wishes. This place is a joke and ran by crooked people. Beware all who go there trying to look for a good time.

Damian Leon

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
We had a lot of fun! The flow of the exhibits were effortless. We loved the touch tank and otters and sharks and even saw a little spotted squirrel on the trails outside. I have to admit that I am not usually a fan of aquariums, but our son begged us to take him. We visit the Oregon Coast often but have never felt compelled to spend the $22 for adults and $14 for the kiddo. I’m pleased to say it was worth every penny and more. Exhibits were clean and engaging. The staff is a sweet crew. No matter what section of the faculty we were at, we were met with smiles and fun facts and appreciation for our time. Great job, everyone. We will be back in May! The Leons

Alex T

Sunday, June 17, 2018
We really enjoyed our family day at this small aquarium. It may be small in size, but the layout is fantastic and the exhibits are well done. Loved the otter enclosure!

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