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Oregon Coast Aquarium

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Address: 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
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+1 541-867-3474
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in...

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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Name something cuter than Otters! Pro-Tip, you can't!

While I agree with other reviews about the cost of admission being high, the knowledge that I am supporting this fantastic aquarium and its animals make it worth every... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Junction City, Oregon
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Junction City, Oregon
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While I agree with other reviews about the cost of admission being high, the knowledge that I am supporting this fantastic aquarium and its animals make it worth every penny! The volunteers and staff really help make this place a great experience. They make education about the animals fun and help you to really understand what the mission of this... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like the Aquarum just wish they had more. For 25 dollars I think its a good time but wished for more.

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Thank Carl M
Camas, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Aquarium is a fun place to go. The kids LOVED it. The only disappointing thing was that it was pouring out and half of the exhibits are outside. Kind of makes it not that fun for families with small children. But, the overall experience was great. The best part was the undersea tunnel. Our one-year-old loved lying on the... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Oregon (and indeed the Pacific Northwest) the Oregon Coast Aquarium is a must-see - particularly if you have kids, or if you're seniors taking a trip along the coast in your RV. Prices are a bit high, so if you're a family of 4 you'll shell out a at least 4 $20... More 

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Portland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for the first time and really enjoyed ourselves. Was a little pricey but we had a lot of fun. The otters were hilarious and we had fun watching them interact with two little girls. Made for a good laugh. The glass can give you a headache if you look too long but the exhibits are well worth the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Basic aquarium, but very ridiculous in price for what they have. Family of 3 cost over $60.00 and we saw everything in less than an hour. Was not worth the money. Stick to the Portland Zoo for 3/4 less money and 5x the amount to see or the Seaside Aquarium.

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Thank Bridgett C
wilsonville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We come to the aquarium at least once per year - very easy to get in and out and a wonderful family place. The octopus is awesome and so are the Otters and seals. The combination of indoors and outdoors make this a great place to visit.

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Thank Hans K
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in the Pacific Northwest - in proxiimity to salt water all my life and have been to many aquariums. This one is unique in such a good way. I learned so much in the hours we spent looking at the exhibits and observing the birds. mammals and fish native to the area. The design and construction are so... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We brought our baby with us and walked around the aquarium exploring the lights. Santa was there for pictures. Scuba Santa also went down in the tank and told a story underwater to all the children. Most of the animals were locked up but it was neat to see the lights. We need to go again soon to see the... More 

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Thank Megan V
Anchorage
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are used to the Seward, AK sealife center, which is an amazing place focused on conservation and education, so comparisons are not really fair, but there were many interesting features of this aquarium worth seeing. I loved the jelly fish and the otters. I could watch them all day. The price felt a bit steep and i didn't appreciate... More 

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