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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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Oregon Coast Aquarium

Amazing close up viewing of Pacific Ocean sea life. The tanks are sparklingly clean. And the sea life is fairly active. It is a great place to take inquisitive children of all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Deborah W
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Canby, Oregon
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Canby, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing close up viewing of Pacific Ocean sea life. The tanks are sparklingly clean. And the sea life is fairly active. It is a great place to take inquisitive children of all ages. The Hatfield Marine Center is also worth sa stop. It is near the dock of the North Pacific base for NOAA.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I find it very expensive but the place was well kept so that was not a disapointment the kids had fun but they did get bored at the end

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NYC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped off at the aquarium on a trip to the Oregon coast and really enjoyed our time. The aquarium is smaller than others we've been to, but it's got some great exhibits and is set up nicely. As usual, it's great to catch some of the feeding times. Be sure to spend some time absorbing the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for the whole family. Lots to do and the volunteers are excellent at making your visit superb.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess it's hard having been to Monterey Bay Aquarium, but the outdoor exhibits puffins and deep sea tunnels are impressive. Plenty to see, but small for the price point. Wish there were more interactive activities for kids and a better cafeteria eatery for break for small children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped in Newport on our trip up the Oregon coast. The admission is reasonable for the size of the facility. We enjoyed watching the sea life in the different tanks. The animals all seemed well-taken care of, and the exhibits were attractive and effectively displayed the animals while providing them with close to their natural habitat.... More 

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Coquille, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable stroll through fish tanks and exhibits. Got some great pictures for my slide show on computer.

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Coburn, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The sea specimens are very healthy and tanks are kept immaculately clean BUT the entrance fee is high for what you get to see.

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Edmonds, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the Oregon Coast Aquarium in late June upon the recommendation of a friend. We were traveling down the OR Coast to Northern CA, and it was one of our stops. This is a mid-size aquarium, which I found to be perfect for kids. Neat setting (lots of cool native plants, and rocks), easy parking and a location that... More 

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Was awesome.. Loved the shows, it was also kewl to do the stamp hunt. gift shop had some great values.

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