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Oregon Coast Aquarium

2820 Southeast Ferry Slip Road, Newport, OR 97365
541 867 3474
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: We invite you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class marine educational attraction nestled on... more » Owner description: We invite you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. 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. Recognized both locally and nationally for its outstanding exhibits and educational programs, the Aquarium is the 2011 and 2012 recipient of the "Best Tourist Attraction" and "Best Summer Camp for Kids" awards from the citizens of Lincoln County, Oregon. Parents Magazine, Forbes Traveler, USA Today, 10Best(dot)com and Coastal Living named the Oregon Coast Aquarium among the top ten in the nation. The Portland Business Journal listed the Aquarium as one of the top five education-based nonprofits in the state and Spirit Magazine called Passages of the Deep "The coolest 50 yards on the Oregon Coast!" « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

OSF previewed the newest play by Robert Schenkkan and what a gem. Can you believe a play that runs 3.15 hours with 2 intermissions could be so riveting? Get a ticket if you can. Go.

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

kind of expensive, but really interesting and informative. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Could take your time and was not rushed. Enjoyed the way the place was set up. Also could take pictures thru out the whole place which was really nice.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you have never been here, it is a very nice experience and if this sort of thing is interesting to you, you should go while in Newport. The admission is rather high I think but to others it might not seem so.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was not a cheap excursion for a family of 5 but most of the animals are rescues and it seems the money is being well used. It is very clean and the exhibits are interesting. There is a big area for very young children that is interactive and fun. Best part of the day was watching the adorable sea... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Easy access and well informed staff. All the kids, and adults too, enjoy the "petting pool." Check times for the fish feeding that kids can "help" with.

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Lakewood, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We found a coupon for 10% and our tickets for two were still $30+. My wife and I enjoyed ourselves and are not too frustrated by the price. This aquarium is very kid friendly, not only do they learn about sea life, but they also learn about the ways humans can negatively or positively affect the ocean with out being... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We liked the fact that the area is easily walkable for all ages. Informative. Exhibits well maintained and thoughtful.

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Albuquerque, NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is an easy to find attraction near the coastal highway. Grounds were lovely. The aquarium itself was well-kept and the animals we well-taken care of. We have an aquarium in our home town, but always enjoy taking a look at others. We loved seeing some sea creatures that we don't have, and I always love the "children's" (I'm a... More

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Petersburg, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

There is a good selection of Pacific NW fauna exhibited here. There are regular feedings at various exhibits where staff and volunteers provide informative short talks. There is a very large area dedicated to letting kids have fun at the aquarium. A gift shop and cafe round out the offerings. The admission fee goes toward care and feeding of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was pouring the day we went, but still had fun. Most of it is indoors but some is outdoors. My girls loved splashing in the puddles. Best one we've been to so far.

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