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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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Great place!

This was my first time at the aquarium and it was fascinating, amazing, a joy to visit. I even went... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Metolius, Oregon
so much fun!

Healthy, seemingly happy animals and knowledgable docents. Jellyfish tank and pelican show were my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newport, Oregon
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea otters” (154 reviews)
“shark tunnel” (60 reviews)
“fish” (316 reviews)
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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank brynnyc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The aquarium had tons of exhibits and information. They have feedings for the sea otters, sea lions, and sea birds. We watched the otter feeding and it was great! They cover many levels of marine life from deep sea to coastal tides and sloughs. The...More

Thank 787katelync
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place came about when I was about twelve. It just came out of nowhere. Where there was sand there was a tourist building complex.More

Thank quietwoodsgrappler
Becklab, Manager at Oregon Coast Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Quietwoodsgrappler, I'm sorry you feel that way about the facility. We have actually won multiple awards for our grounds and the transformation that took place to make the Oregon Coast Aquarium the beautiful location it is today. The site was a former logging mill....More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth the cost of admission. The collection of Marine life is extensive. You can tell all Marine Life is a well cared for and it is very clean. They have a feeding schedule which makes it possible to wAtch them feed several different animals.

Thank pott1432
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here multiple times in the past but last visited this Aquarium in September of 2017. In total it costs two adults about $50 dollars to come in but we stayed for about 2 hours walking around and checking things out. We arrived at a...More

Thank Rick V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am afraid folks will not like me saying this but if you are a family with two parents and children, One parent should go with those that will absorb what they see, not just the cost. I would give it 4 or 5 but...More

2  Thank Partsman999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the tunnels. Always a good experience when you are surrounded by water and sea. It wasn't crowded and made for a good visit.

Thank 864alison
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the largest aquarium but educates you specifically to this area of the Oregon coast. Took some wild pix of jellyfish. Students get the best discount, even better than Seniors. If you're in this area for the first time, make a stop here.

Thank LJo-12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter loves aquariums, so when we were visiting family in Lincoln City we added this to our list of places to visit. It was not very big or very well laid out. It seemed to have ample space, but a poor use of it....More

1  Thank Pimooco
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11 January 2018|
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Response from Mushroomminnow | Reviewed this property |
There is a senior discount of $3 ($19.95 instead of $22.95) for seniors 65 and older.
Charlotte R
6 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 !
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!