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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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Exhibits hewn into rocks, much natural

Unique. Big. Unusual layout/design should appeal to the most travel-worn visitors. Somehow they... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Austin, Texas
Great Mid Size Aquarium

We know a good aquarium when we see one, after all Monterey Bay Aquarium is local to us. This was... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
silicon valley
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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 20 July 2016

Unique. Big. Unusual layout/design should appeal to the most travel-worn visitors. Somehow they managed to place exhibits in and around large natural formations, and also inside typical windows too. Waling through the tunnel of fish was thrilling, although many aquariums now feature these tunnels. So...More

Thank writingprof
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We know a good aquarium when we see one, after all Monterey Bay Aquarium is local to us. This was fantastic the kids loved the otters and seal enclosures, being able to see them below the water line was a thrill. The exhibits were informative...More

Thank la15ota
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This was a nice aquarium and my family enjoyed it. They had some very nice exhibits but I thought that the price was very expensive.

Thank E P
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Worth a stop during a visit to the Oregon Coast. Lots to see. Found the session with the Sea Otters particularly interesting including the conservation message from the keepers. Love the shark tunnel too!

Thank luvhawaii707
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I was here ten years ago with my oldest daughter and decided to return with my youngest so she could experience it. What a waste of time and money. I don't think we spent more than one hour here and I paid over $70 for...More

Thank kjaidaho
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Went here on vacation with my inlaws and my husband and kids 9 and 12. Very well kept and lots to see. The only negative is that when they have presentations there is not a lot of room to see so you have to get...More

Thank horseloverm
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I didn't really come to Newport for the aquarium, but alas we had time so we went. It was enjoyable and it was cool to see the fish, sharks, sea birds and otters. Go check it out!

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

The Oregon Coast Aquarium was a nice family excursion. However, my tween was not too impressed as we have experienced larger more elaborate aquariums in other states. I think for kids above age 10 the aquarium may just be okay. I do like the fact...More

Thank globaltrotter99
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is the 3rd time coming to the Aquarium. My parents live close so we usually come here with our two kids. They love being able to touch the Amenomies at the touch pool. Their absolute favorites however are the Sea Otters. We could stay...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a great aquarium! Very well laid out with lots to look at. Not very big but has many elaborate exhibits including shark tunnels, seals, seabirds, and various geographic aquariums filled with fish from all over the world. I recommend stopping here for some...More

Thank shelby s
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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.