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“Great sea creatures”

Oregon Coast Aquarium
Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Walla Walla, Washington
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great sea creatures”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

This sums it up pretty well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hg3PPVun9oI and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=187fOpem4p4

Visited February 2012
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Florence, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Kids loved it”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

Fun For the kids loved the animal variety. This is the first Aquarium I'd ever been to so nothing to compare it to But I loved it, especially the jellyfish!

Visited November 2011
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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Excellent day out with the kids”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Perfect for our young kids. We were able to see the whole aquarium before lunch and the kids even played in the kids play area for a while. The Passages of the Deep shark walk through really pleased my three year old. And although we missed the animal feedings, those would be great attractions for kids too. But the highlight is the touch pool where kids get to touch all types of tide pool animals and ask the docents questions. Definitely a must see if you are in the area.

Visited January 2012
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Lincoln City, Oregon
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64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Educational Value a Plus”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

This is a great place to take the kids. For us adults it seemed a little run down and sad but economic times are not being kind to these types of exhibition halls that survive on fundraising. What the heck, kids just don't care about that type of thing and will have a ball here. I continue to be mesmerized by the large tanks of beautifull jelly fish.

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Eugene, Oregon
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Well maintained, great activity for kids and adults alike. Volunteers were helpful. Kids loved the touch table. Observation tunnels were very cool. Hatfield Marine Science center is nearby, free, and a nice addition to the visit.

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