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Address: 2820 Southeast Ferry Slip Road, Newport, OR 97365
Phone Number: 541 867 3474
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Description: We invite you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. The...
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!"
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Great Trip with Toddler

My toddler do not want to leave The Passage even after walking around for more than 2 times. He just can't get enough of the Sting Rays, Sharks...etc. We love the touch pool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My toddler do not want to leave The Passage even after walking around for more than 2 times. He just can't get enough of the Sting Rays, Sharks...etc. We love the touch pool too... Although it's too high for my toddler to touch anything. It's a fantastic trip to blow the little ones's mind away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is a must do for families. They have sea otters and my favorite was the jelly fish display. I could have watched it for hours. They also have the kid friendly & adults tide pool -you can touch & see everything up close and personal. I could not resist getting my hands wet. Must stop by the gift shop... More 

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Stoney Lake
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Loved watching the sea otters being fed. The shark tunnel was neat but the glass needed cleaning. Great hands on touch tanks for children

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wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed my visit to the aquarium despite the rain. Very nice attraction and well worth a visit if you are in the area. Especially enjoyed the seabird exhibit. Watching the puffins fly around their enclosure was the best part.

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Selah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The exhibits were great and the feeding of the seals was good. A little pricey to get in though. I wish they would have had a walrus to see. The birds of prey were great and so was the place where there were other birds. The food was great in the café and reasonably priced for the amount you get.... More 

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Cache Valley, UT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I love aquariums, so try to visit them wherever I go. This one was fine, but being right on the coast I guess I expected more. The Living Planet Aquarium in landlocked Utah is MUCH better! We walked through all the exhibits in about an hour. A large portion was closed for remodeling, yet there was no discount in the... More 

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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Loved Seeing otters And sea lions getting fed-along with The info Provided . Highlight this time of year Was seeing the tufted puffins With their "tufts" !

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It is a remarkable aquarium but you will pay the price to get in. I would suggest to bring a jacket it does get cold when it's cloudy out.

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Colton, Oregon
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It is very clean and nice but so expensive!!! My friend and I took our grand kids during spring break, and they got bored they actually had more fun playing on the animal structures outside. It was hard to find a discount to use there. I wouldn't rush back.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We loved the sea otters, the hands on exhibits, the sharks, the tunnels, and everything else. I have been twice and enjoyed myself both times. I've taken grade school kids and teenagers and it was fun for all!

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