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Oregon Coast Aquarium

#3 of 47 things to do in Newport Features Animals
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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What a great aquarium! It is clean, the layout flows easily and offers a lot of information about... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2016
Tulare, California
via mobile
Better than Monterey

This is a fantastic aquarium. They now have displays & info regarding marine geologists and how... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Greg B
Vacaville, California
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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

What a great aquarium! It is clean, the layout flows easily and offers a lot of information about each animal. There is a tide pool kids can get hand-on with, feeding times, an area where you can walk through the tanks and over fish. We...More

Thank rbkranch
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a fantastic aquarium. They now have displays & info regarding marine geologists and how they try to identify shipwrecks: finding the wrecks, setting up a search grid, dusting away the sand to expose the artifacts & ship structures, and using x-rays, sonar, underwater...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Wondered in here on a cloudy day and was totally blown away! Ended up spending most of the day here. Saw the otters being fed, watched a cool shipwrecked movie, and walked through the tunnels many times. It is really neat walking through the aquatic...More

Thank Cindybelle2016
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Very pleasant and interesting aquarium. Well kept premise and entertaining displays. The "Tunnel Walk' is fun for all and "Amazing" for kids!

1  Thank landonp842
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We've visited the Oregon Coast Aquarium several times over the years and have always had a pleasant experience. The prices have gone up in recent years, but it's worth a splurge to take the family every now and then. There are a lot of neat...More

Thank Becca S
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The aquarium has all the standard features, including, seals, otters and an exhibit where one can touch starfish and other tidepool creatures. The puffins and other seabirds are a special attraction.. Great for kids, great for adults.

Thank MichaelAnnArbor
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This facility is small but the exhibits are well cared for and the employees are friendly and very helpful. From the gift shop, we purchased some expensive but super yummy fudge and 2 waterproof jackets with the aquarium logo that were very reasonably priced. Be...More

Thank Cindy923
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee was a bit pricey that's the reason why I gave it a 4 star rating. But it was worth the educational experience at the end. It was cool to see all kinds of sea creatures....big and small. I love the passages, especially the...More

Thank jneth5
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The Tunnels are really neat, and we loved the puffins! Lots of historical and educational exhibits. Some of the crabs are a little freaky!

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Outside: sea otters, sea lions, aviary. Inside: rocky shores, sandy shores, long tunnel with fish overhead. Nicely done. Pelican presentation was nice. So was feeding the sea lions and sea otters. Lots of rock tunnels outside that kids seem to enjoy.

Thank LeverettGirl
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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 Nathan N' Jolen... B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how it was at its fullest. But I can say there was at least two tanks with about a dozen in each tank. I hope that helps.
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.