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Oregon Coast Aquarium

Features Animals
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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If you do this, do only once

If you want to see ocean creatures up close and personal, this is the place to go. BUT plan to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Linda C
Unique aquarium

A great place to take kids of all ages including yourself. Educational for all ages. Lots of great... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to see ocean creatures up close and personal, this is the place to go. BUT plan to fork out "Disneyland" prices as this place tries to gouge the public. Between the exhorbanent admission, they wil try to sell you a commemorant photo...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great place to take kids of all ages including yourself. Educational for all ages. Lots of great exhibits indoor and outdoors. A great place to visit when the beaches and tide pools might be a bit too windy , rainy, or cold.

Thank CalvinDudley
Reviewed 6 days ago

We recently spent 4-5 hours (including lunch) at the aquarium with our four-year-old grandson. He enjoyed everything! The aquarium has both indoor and outdoor displays with multiple chances to catch the otters or seals being fed or watch a pelican presentation. When it's raining, there...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not too big but have enough things to see for the entire family. Check for events before you arrive.

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Put this down as a 'must stop' destination if you're out in the Newport area. Great displays. I think our favorite was the octopus .... what incredible creatures! The volunteers are eager to explain things. What a great afternoon spent here!

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

no way to drop folks off when its raining, which seems pretty inconvenient, a pretty long walkway to get to doors, and even though it was pouring and there were only 10 of us, they wouldnt let us in the dry lobby. considering the crowd...More

Thank cgs3377
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite numerous previous visits this is always worthwhile. Favourites are the sea otters (especially at feeding time) the moon jellyfish and the leaf sea horses

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great aquarium. My husband and I have been here twice during our two trips to the Oregon Coast. Both times we were impressed by the layout and interactive exhibits. You really get acquainted with the wildlife that resides there. One of our favorite...More

Thank MicheleZK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little aquarium- took us about 2 hours to walk through and enjoy with our boys- ages 10, 7 and 4. The hands on exhibit was our favorite where we got to touch sea urchins, sea cucumbers and anemone! We also liked that it was...More

Thank 3busyboys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early and the lines had already formed. It was about a 15-20 min. wait. There was 8 in our group. Everyone loved the birds and viewing the scuba divers.

Thank marylz1
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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!
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