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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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Amazing that an aquarium of this quality is located in such a small town. The 3 tunnels that you... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Newport, Oregon
Loved the Starfish Hands On Exhibit!

The aquarium was not as large as I had expected but we definitely enjoyed it all. We got to touch... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Douglas, Nd
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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
+1 541-867-3474
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing that an aquarium of this quality is located in such a small town. The 3 tunnels that you walk through where you are completely surrounded by the sea are amazing. Great place to visit for all ages.

Thank M L
Reviewed 3 days ago

The aquarium was not as large as I had expected but we definitely enjoyed it all. We got to touch starfish, which was a highlight for me, and the walk through aquariums were enjoyed by us as much as our grandchildren.

Thank ndgrandma2015
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Smaller than I remember, but still liked what I saw. Summer time obviously had more children so if you want it a little quieter and less crowded I would recommend going in later months.

Thank nancyV4903XI
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Some neat attractions for the little kiddos... I was a bit surprised as to the small size of the aquarium. Overall a fun experience though!

Thank Snow_1080
Reviewed 5 days ago

The aquarium is a good spot to visit on a rainy day. It is easy to see it all in a couple of hours, and convienently located near Hwy. 101, South of the Newport Bridge. It has a nice layout, and a very friendly staff....More

Thank bob s
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

That tells you when I was here last! We watched a feeding of the otters, then wandered through the rest of the exhibits. The sea lions were very energetic; it's amazing how effortlessly they zip through the water! The aviary was fun as they strutted...More

Thank Tom G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Budget at least 1/2 a day to explore the premises. The aquarium has both indoor and outdoor exhibits. The place is very informative and educational for all ages. Most areas within the park are thematically arranged, so you can focus on your specific area of...More

Thank RD789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with each previous trip to this aquarium, the kids had a good time. They are still young enough that they barely remember the last time they were there around a year ago. It's like most of the attractions in Newport, they have barely changed...More

Thank 7courselife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a great way of combining entertainment with education. From the sunken ship museum to the various shows with otters and pelicans, there is plenty of variety to keep the 5 year old in the party to the 88 year old...More

Thank kbcabc1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unique displays, helpful staff and plenty to hold your attention for a couple of hours, kid-friendly too! A gem not to miss if you are heading up the Oregon coast.

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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!
Areli G
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
27 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.