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Oregon Coast Aquarium

#3 of 48 things to do in Newport Features Animals
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Gem on the Oregon Coast

Oregonians should be proud of this little museum on the Newport coast. It is well thought out, a... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2016
Kathleen P
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Portland, Oregon
Great visit

Visited during family vacation in June. This was our second visit to the aquarium. Only... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2016
bluebonnet100
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Houston, Texas
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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
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+1 541-867-3474
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Oregonians should be proud of this little museum on the Newport coast. It is well thought out, a lovely building, and a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. My personal favorites were the aviary where the tufted puffins demonstrated their skills at swimming...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Visited during family vacation in June. This was our second visit to the aquarium. Only distraction was the number of school groups also visiting. Would suggest visiting early. They had one battery scooter and a few wheelchairs. Some walkways would be hard to navigate in...More

Thank bluebonnet100
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Good visit though it will take less than two hours to see all of it. The sea lion and sea otter exhibit is very well done with a walking path that provides many views of the tank above and below the water line. We found...More

Thank Gerald H
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We loved our visit to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. We lucked out and found a flyer that let us get our 5 year old in for free, saving us nearly $20. There was a great shipwreck exhibit and touch tank. The outdoor area was amazing!...More

Thank apeters1088
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Very high quality exhibits. Of the few aquariums I've visited, this is definitely my favourite. We spent five hours on site and could have stayed longer. Rather than spoil the surprise by divulging details I'll simply write: prepare to be impressed. To see the creatures...More

Thank AOW_EANx
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is a relatively small aquarium, but their exhibits are beautifully done. It seemed like all of their collection was local species. I enjoyed the aviary of nesting sea birds, and of course, the otters are always fun to watch. Check it out if you...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Really nice exhibits of interesting sea life. The aviary is interesting and was enjoyable especially because of the knowledgable volunteers sharing facts.They do offer AAA rate if you ask for it.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The cost just seemed expensive for the experience. The sea otter exhibit was closed and was one thing we wanted to see. The sea lions were fun. If your kids are younger it might be worth the cost or if you haven't seen the things...More

Thank Norah B
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Great entertainment. Staff were very informed, price was reasonable. It was just my wife and I (kids all grown) but still a lot of fun. A must for families.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 18 June 2016

The Aquarium is suitable for all ages. The 1 year old loved the touch pool and watching the sea lions swim under water. We all enjoyed Passages of the Deep and the Aviary. The birds are always entertaining.

Thank David T
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mdediger
Is the jellyfish display up 100%? When you opened, it was my very favorite! Then something happened and most of them died off. I would love it to be back like it was! I could spend an hour just staring at that tank! So mesmerizing.
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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Areli G
So if it where to rain what animal would be available to see.
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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juanfloresss735
How much it cost for a family of 6 two adults and four childrens
26 March 2017|
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Response from Shawn H | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $23.00 a piece and children are $15.00 a piece. So approximately $106.00 for all of you to go.
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