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Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Educational Opportunity for All Ages

This well maintained aquarium is an asset to Newport and Oregon. The presentation of the exhibits... read more

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Georgetown, Texas
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The layout of the aquarium is beautiful, the exhibits are well cared for, and the staff is... read more

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  • Average13%
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  • Terrible1%
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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...more
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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Reviewed yesterday

This well maintained aquarium is an asset to Newport and Oregon. The presentation of the exhibits is accessible to all ages. The information provided with the exhibits is educational and helps visitors from other regions understand the Oregon coast better. The outdoor exhibits are well...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The layout of the aquarium is beautiful, the exhibits are well cared for, and the staff is friendly. Best to visit with kids, it did not take long for my husband and I to walk through everything.

Thank asirenscall12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit (see my review from 2014); this time with two senior citizens, one of them with walking disabilities. Some nice changes in the last four years; remodeled exhibits and one new addition - although the place is still rather small and pricey. But I...More

Thank N C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Haven’t been to the aquarium in Newport OR in years; was very nice to visit again. Was pleased at all the expanded exhibits. Some truly great examples of local and foreign sea life. Watching the sea otter feeding was a highlight of our visit, as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I attended the Aquarium on Veterans Day. The Oregon Coast Aquarium was very classy in letting vets in for free, and their family members for %10 off. Thank you. They have a nice variety of sea life, etc. We enjoyed walking through...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Serious road trip to the coast. Had to go see where Free Willy's home was. Had to spend many hours watching him on his web cam when my girls were growing up. Nothing was posted about him... Nothing. Very disappointed.

1  Thank chipworkman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very nicely laid out. Fun to go through the glass tunnels. They need more variety and to change the displays around more. Once you go a couple of time it gets old.

Thank V867BFrayc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Aquarium is awesome no matter what time of year you visit. The volunteers are wonderful - there is plenty to learn and around Christmas time, it's magical!

Thank mpP7536PH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the aquarium over the years probably 5 or 6 times and like how the exhibits change. I wish the cost was a little more reasonably priced, it's getting quite expensive even just for 2 tickets is close to $50. Even taking...More

Thank rosepetalsbeck
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I thought this aquarium did a great job with all the interactions especially for children. I enjoyed the shipwreck part, of course the otter, harbor seals, and the passages of the deep. I didn't enjoy the aviary and I thought the jellyfish display was disappointing.

Thank Hazel W
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Deborah V
20 October 2018|
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Response from Sally C | Property representative |
We cannot allow pets in the Aquarium due to the safety of our animals, but there are multiple reputable doggy daycares nearby!
5 July 2018|
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Response from MamaS14 | Reviewed this property |
The admission for adult is actually 22.95 (via their website) Seniors & Young adults are 19.95, A child (age 3 to 12) is 14.95 and Infants and Toddlers (0-2) are free. Our hotel gave us a coupon that either a child's... More
25 March 2018|
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Response from WYOfoodie | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea what a Chinook Book is.