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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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Up Close With the Fishes

My kids loved the hands on tide pools display, outdoor areas and the shark tunnel. I've been to several aquariums and this is one of the better ones. They have a wide variety of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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Twin Falls, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My kids loved the hands on tide pools display, outdoor areas and the shark tunnel. I've been to several aquariums and this is one of the better ones. They have a wide variety of species and the displays are interesting. Staff were informative and friendly. Admission is high but that seems to be the norm for aquariums-- they cost a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good place to learn more about the Oregon coastal marine habitat. Unfortunate to see so many dead or dying fish in the tanks, as well as habitats that were in need of repair.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Highlight of our visit was watching a harbor seal mimic the movements of our granddaughters through the viewing glass.

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Sweet Home, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The aquarium is a truly fun way to spend the day! They have really interesting aquarium exhibits, the undersea tunnel was definitely my favorite!! The volunteers & staff are super friendly and helpful as well. They have different shows going on through the day that are fun to watch- just get to the show a little early so you can... More 

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Junction City, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While I agree with other reviews about the cost of admission being high, the knowledge that I am supporting this fantastic aquarium and its animals make it worth every penny! The volunteers and staff really help make this place a great experience. They make education about the animals fun and help you to really understand what the mission of this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Like the Aquarum just wish they had more. For 25 dollars I think its a good time but wished for more.

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Camas, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aquarium is a fun place to go. The kids LOVED it. The only disappointing thing was that it was pouring out and half of the exhibits are outside. Kind of makes it not that fun for families with small children. But, the overall experience was great. The best part was the undersea tunnel. Our one-year-old loved lying on the... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Oregon (and indeed the Pacific Northwest) the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a must-see - particularly if you have kids, or if you're seniors taking a trip along the coast in your RV. Prices are a bit high, so if you're a family of 4 you'll shell out a at least 4 $20... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for the first time and really enjoyed ourselves. Was a little pricey but we had a lot of fun. The otters were hilarious and we had fun watching them interact with two little girls. Made for a good laugh. The glass can give you a headache if you look too long but the exhibits are well worth the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basic aquarium, but very ridiculous in price for what they have. Family of 3 cost over $60.00 and we saw everything in less than an hour. Was not worth the money. Stick to the Portland Zoo for 3/4 less money and 5x the amount to see or the Seaside Aquarium.

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