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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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Entertaining sea creatures

Have been here a few times. Always enjoy the sea otters, sea lions, puffins and much more. Expect... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vanessa U
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The Dalles, Oregon
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Fish Tunnels!

We're desert dwellers now but have lived aboard sailboats sailing about for years in our past. So... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dryadsdad
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albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
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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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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea otters” (157 reviews)
“shark tunnel” (60 reviews)
“fish” (316 reviews)
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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
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"indoor and outdoor exhibits"
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"glass tunnel"
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"touch pool"
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"nice exhibits"
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"octopus"
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"all ages"
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"oregon coast"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have been here a few times. Always enjoy the sea otters, sea lions, puffins and much more. Expect to spend at least 2 hours wandering through the exhibits.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We're desert dwellers now but have lived aboard sailboats sailing about for years in our past. So we were looking forward to this attraction and weren't disappointed in the least when viewed overall. The main building when you enter has a few tank exhibits which...More

Thank dryadsdad
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t Realize this was an outside aquarium. Not All of it but quite a bit. Don’t plan on spending your rainy day there. There’s a cafe and plenty of restrooms. Nice staff! Lots to see and explore. Dress warm !

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went early, before all the school visits. Enjoyed watching the feeding of the seals and the otters. The fish tanks, that you get to walk under in places, had lots of interesting sorts of sea creatures.

Thank ksalzberg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like to visit aquariums anyplace we visit. This was disappointing compared to other ones we’ve been to. For the small size of the place and amount of exhibits it was overpriced. The layout of the place is confusing with no clear pathway where to...More

Thank HeshSayed
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Becklab, Director of Sales at Oregon Coast Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Sorry to hear about your recent experience. If you would like to contact us we can certainly get the items from the gift shop replaced. We are actually working on a project to create a more obvious path through the facility. That should...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No crowds, went on a Wednesday afternoon. The feeding of birds and seals and otters was fun. No crowds, a bit rainy but, easy to see and hear the activities.

Thank Carol T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a small aquarium it took us 3-4 hours to see everything (we took our time and enjoyed the exhibits). Love the shark tank a small we spent plenty of time there looking for some great photos of the sharks swimming by. Excellent exhibits, watching...More

Thank hounddog87
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m happy we stopped to enjoy this aquarium. It was fun for the whole family. The sea otters were amazing and I loved being able to see under water in the seal, otter, and bird areas.

Thank Smallblockstacey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first time at the aquarium and it was fascinating, amazing, a joy to visit. I even went to the touching pool and touched a starfish, shrimp, abalone, a sea urchin(very strange feeling) a sea cucumber(squishy). It was awesome, and I'm close to...More

Thank DeniJoy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Healthy, seemingly happy animals and knowledgable docents. Jellyfish tank and pelican show were my favorites. Go soon and go often.

Thank brynnyc
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daisychic54
11 January 2018|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, but there is a discount for visitors age 65+.
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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 !
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mdediger
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!
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