Oregon Coast Aquarium

Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport: Hours, Address, Oregon Coast Aquarium Reviews: 4.5/5

Oregon Coast Aquarium
4.5
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
About
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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villarrealalex16
Wilsonville, OR1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
Our experience was disappointing because of how much we didn’t get to see. Everything was under construction and I feel we should’ve been notified before purchasing tickets.
Written 24 May 2022
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chelseawilder
Eugene, OR1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
We drove all the way from Eugene to go to the aquarium I honestly thought it was going to be bigger.
Written 23 May 2022
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rubbingchug04
1 contribution
May 2022
I came without children to just explore. A few favorite exhibits were closed but I loved the jellies nursery and can’t wait to come back and pet the octopus. Skipping petting jellies …..
Written 23 May 2022
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Jessica M
Seattle, WA213 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Very chill. Not crowded so perfect pacing. Octopus and so much more. Friendly volunteers. Ray Troll exhibit which is person from Alaska. Nothing but great things. Found geocaches one in park one out! Recommend book Soul of an octopus 🐙
Written 17 May 2022
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MarioD241991
Winnemucca, NV23 contributions
Apr 2022
We had a great time here during our stay in Newport. I've heard about this aquarium for a while and was ecstatic to get a chance to take our 3 year old here. He had a lot of fun going all over the place and seeing something different. The puffins were amazing to see, love these little critters. The price of admission was pretty high for all the exhibits that were down and the construction though. Adult tickets maybe could go down especially with all of the traffic that goes through here.
Written 17 May 2022
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Maritjh54
1 contribution
May 2022
I am happy to see the aquarium and all the sea creatures but I don’t think the money is worth that much!
Written 10 May 2022
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janice096
Silverton, OR7 contributions
Apr 2022
Understand there are parts under construction but for $49 for two seniors I expected a whole lot more to see! Very disappointing! Maybe lower the prices until the construction is done and there are more features to look at?
Written 27 April 2022
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We're so sorry you felt disappointed by your visit--thank you for your feedback, and please know that ticket sales directly support the care of our animals, and we do appreciate your support. We look forward to completing our current construction soon, providing our guests with additional experiences and features in time for Memorial Day weekend. Should you choose to visit us once again, we hope we can provide you with a more positive experience!
Written 3 May 2022
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carmelaubs
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
Cool but over priced. Especially the price of adult tickets. Almost $70 to take two adults and one child. A lot of the tanks are small. Especially the tunnel with the sharks. Just seemed crowded in some of the tanks. However, this place is fun for kids. If your an adult just don’t go without children.
Written 25 April 2022
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Kaylee H
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
We drove from Eugene to visit the aquarium with my 1.5 yr & 3 yr old. It was much smaller than expected with not much of a variety to look at. BUT!! what they DO HAVE , the kids LOVED! like the walk through tank was the best part! overall, I DO recommend it and the money is worth it either way because it goes to support wonderful things as a non profit aquarium. If your driving the distance , it's still a good trip because the beach is 8 minutes away and historic bay front is fun to walk around also!
Written 11 April 2022
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We're so glad you made the trip to visit us, and that you had such a wonderful time! We love hearing that our guests, especially the little ones, get so much out of the Aquarium experience. Thank you for your support!
Written 19 April 2022
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loriconner442
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
even though the touch pool was closed there was a lot of things for the kids to explore one of my grandkids now loves rays.
Written 11 April 2022
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We thinks rays are pretty amazing, and we're so thrilled your grandchild agrees! Thank you for your support!
Written 19 April 2022
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Oregon Coast Aquarium is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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