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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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Excellent Aquarium with great diversity of exhibits

There are so many wonderful creatures to see. I expecially liked the Japanese Crabs, the biggest... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Clallam Bay, Washington
Fun Outdoor Aquarium

This was a fun little aquarium that was mostly outdoors so be sure to take a jacket. One tip is to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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 yesterday

There are so many wonderful creatures to see. I expecially liked the Japanese Crabs, the biggest in the world, and the underwater viewing experience. The photo they take when you first enter will be later used to dun you to buy prints. You can refuse...More

Thank cajfdavison
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a fun little aquarium that was mostly outdoors so be sure to take a jacket. One tip is to go when it opens, we did, and we were able to see many of the animal feeding times, which begin almost immediately. The otters...More

Thank Brie_87
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very small aquarium and is more for the kids. There is very little serious information about local species. Some of the animals are in really small enclosures. Not worth the $23 admission.

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent a rainy, stormy day at the aquarium. Most of the exhibits are indoors, so the weather didn't bother us. However, you do have to go outside occasionally form one building to another. The exhibits were fascinating, from sharks swimming over and around you,...More

Thank Patfisher
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family went to the aquarium while vacationing in Newport. After I had been there for about 20 minutes I was accosted by a staffer who told me that my choice of footwear was not approved for their gravel paths. I was asked to leave....More

Thank The_Old_Philosopher
Becklab, Manager at Oregon Coast Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, I'm sorry to hear about your experience at the Aquarium. The only footwear policy we have is that you must have shoes or sandals on and the footwear should not be oversized in a nature that would cause problems to other guests. Do...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely aquarium this is. We decided to visit as it was our last day in Otter Rock, it was a beautiful day. The staff were fabulous and very helpful. The little cafe was nice, the hotdogs were lush, we decided to eat first...More

Thank Mr N
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for all. Not cheap but worth the $$$. Love the sea otters and seals. They are a total hoot!!

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great aquarium with some outdoor space as well as indoor. The walk through tank was especially fun. There were 2 takns you could pop your head into which the kids really enjoyed.

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 1 week ago

An incredible place for adults and kids of all ages. From the information your able to read about each display of fish and marine life to the feeding of the sea otters it was an incredible few hours. Walking literally through the fish tanks was...More

Thank Ida_Joseph
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely for younger kids. I'd say 10 and under. Love otters and sea lions. Don't know why but was expecting more from the octopus exhibit. Jellyfish were OK but some were dead. Have teens 14 & 17 they thought it was good but we've been...More

Thank lorie80
Becklab, Manager at Oregon Coast Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback. We can assure you that there were no "dead" jellies in any of the jelly exhibits.

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Is the jellyfish display up 100%? When you opened, it was my very favorite! Then something happened and most of them died off. I would love it to be back like it was! I could spend an hour just staring at that tank! So mesmerizing.
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
So if it where to rain what animal would be available to see.
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
How much it cost for a family of 6 two adults and four childrens
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.