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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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This is a must see if you're looking for something to do. This is for all ages to enjoy. The facility is well run and maintained. The lush greenery and water views that surround... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Santa Clarita, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a must see if you're looking for something to do. This is for all ages to enjoy. The facility is well run and maintained. The lush greenery and water views that surround it are great photo opportunities. It's well worth your time and money. I loved the water tunnel aquarium filled with all kinds of fish especially the... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The new shipwreck exhibit is very interesting. We took lots of video of the critters, the baby eels in one of the smaller tanks were very cooperative.

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Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A very nice aquarium for it's size. The Shipwrecked exhibit was interesting and informative. The jellyfish was also a nice display. I especially enjoyed the seals, and the walk through tube tanks had several sharks and other fish to see.

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We went to the aquarium wanting to see the tidepool area and of course the underwater tunnel. Both were as advertised. It is great fun to walk thru the tunnel under the water and see all the critters from something like their perspective. Be sure to time it for feeding/training time for the seals and sea lions.

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Lake Forest Park, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

the tube you walk through is fantastic, sharks swimming above you, glass at your feet. the jellyfish is mezmerizing, better than i have ever seen, and dont forget to pet the reef life, the urchins grab your finger!. Sea otters, Puffins sit near you in an open area, birds, seals, fun!

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St. Louis Mo
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a small aquarium, but worth the time and cost. A lot of interesting facts about the local area, and when we went to actual tide pools the next day found the information learned helpful. The mammals were our favorites.

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Abilene, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very well-presented display of sea life. Not a huge facility, but gives you just enough. There is a fun hands-on exhibit of sea urchins, starfish, etc. a good attraction for any age.

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Liberty Lake, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Newport Oregon and decided to check out the Aquarium to our surprise they had numerous varieties of sea life in beautiful settings, being able to look all around you, watching above you, so much to see, very enjoyable afternoon we spent there, would like to go again. Clean attraction, and they had great and friendly, and helpful... More 

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Crescent City, CA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This isn't an overly large aquarium. But it is large enough to keep you engaged for a couple of hours. It includes water fowl, otters and pinipeds as well as your typical aquatic fish and critters. Only one walk through tube with a lot of sharks. Some were pretty large and scary enough for me. I think the boys loved... More 

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful place and educational experience for all ages. It provides as much freedom as possible to the creatures that live there and it is excellently maintained.

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Additional Information about Oregon Coast Aquarium

Address: Address: 2820 Southeast Ferry Slip Road, Newport, OR 97365
Phone Number: 541 867 3474
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Newport
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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