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Address: 2820 Southeast Ferry Slip Road, Newport, OR 97365
Phone Number: 15418673474
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We invite you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. The Oregon...

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.

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We spent house here and had a great time! Our daughter loved it and we found unique gifts and items to take home from their shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
M.M. F
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Belmar, New Jersey
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100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I guess if you had young children with you, that the trip to this aquarium might be worth it. However, we are 3 mature women who had read fabulous reviews on TripAdvisor about the Oregon Coast Aquarium, so we wanted to see what all the hype was about. The admission fee was a bit costly and we were very very... More 

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Thank BelmarGirl
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent house here and had a great time! Our daughter loved it and we found unique gifts and items to take home from their shop.

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Thank M.M. F
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a little pricey for the size but the exhibits are informative and the feeding a are fun and interactive. Great place for kids.

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Thank Kat98126
Lake Isabella, California
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45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice aquarium. Bit pricey $19 for adult. But a great variety of birds, sharks, fish, otters, crabs, eels, octopus, theres a touch pool. They sell fudge, and has 2 gift shops. Lots of parking its weird how the entrance is set so far back. Theres a tornado wind tunnel machine which was fun. Very clean and nicely maintained.

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Thank Amandams88
Salt Lake City
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114 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I remember going here as a kid, and then in turn taking my kid here for the first time this past summer. The aquarium is huge and has lots of things for kids to look at. As an adult there was also plenty to keep me occupied. I have a fascination with birds and the outdoor bird area was one... More 

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Thank Utah_Birdtographer
Omaha, Nebraska
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to going to this aquarium when we were planning our trip to Newport. I enjoy animals and creatures of all kinds but this place left me disappointed. The property is huge but not much to look at as far as animals or water creatures. The price was ridiculous and not worth it at all.

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Thank countrytime_11
Albany, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the many things I did while on the Oregon coast for my 60th birthday was a trip to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. It was a rainy Monday when I went so not much of a crowd, however the folks that were there were relaxed and friendly....perfect. It is a small but very well presented facility. I spend about... More 

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Thank BL1955
Philomath, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just went to the aquarium for the first time since having my son (4months old). He LOVES staring at our fish tank at home so I figured he would really like to see the bigger fish. Turns out he really did! This aquarium is kept very clean and they have fun exhibits that are all clearly marked and different... More 

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Thank Laura T
Oregon
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were so impressed by the quality and variety of exhibits we bought an annual membership that let's us bring one guest every time we go...all for $75 per year. This is a non-profit which is an abiding member of The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, meaning they put a great deal of effort into being humane... More 

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Thank CourtenayOregon
Gresham, Oregon
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164 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great smaller aquarium. Has a walk through tube, and many outdoor exhibits that look like the area they represent. Many of beautiful Aquariums and touch tanks. Great place to visit.

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