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Address: 200 N Prom, Seaside, OR 97138
Phone Number: 503 738 6211
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the simple sensation!

One day seaside, no swimming weather. We decide to enter the aquarium without passion. But we were surprised about this old original style! Simple house, simple bassins, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

One day seaside, no swimming weather. We decide to enter the aquarium without passion. But we were surprised about this old original style! Simple house, simple bassins, but lovely prepared and arranged. All around the world we find aquariums with a super bowl, transparent tubes, scary animals...but without breath! This is another one! On entry it smells like fresh fish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Very hands on! Super fun, great for all the nieces and nephews from ages 5-14. Even feeding the seals! The newest pup was so cute! A bit on the higher admission price for such a small town.

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Salem, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a historic aquarium built 75 years ago. The seals were a lot of fun and they had a nice variety of sea life.

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Sunningdale
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The seals are actually pretty fun. This is a tiny Aquarium but has some in-depth stuff if you spend time reading the fine print. Take it slow and enjoy your $8 experience (per person; $4 for kids). My 8-year old loved it -- lots to touch.

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loved feeding the sea lions!! It was very interesting the way the would claps etc for the food. Very educational too!

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McMinnville, Oregon
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45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Not very big but very informative. Surprising how many sea lions they can fit in there. The octopus, when not hiding, is the star of the show.

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Bothell, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

THis is a run down aquarium and all of the fish look depressed. Small and dark, fish enclosures also small and sparse. The sea lions need to be freed from the overcrowded space where they entertain for scraps of food. No one should give money to this place so they go our of business or have to rebuild a better... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Everything you read on the review is true. It's is small, sometimes smelly and crowded. But, if you've never been here you should go. When we go to Seaside, if my kids remember the aquarium we skip it. This weekend we went because the kids had forgotten what it was like. We got there early so it was less crowded.... More 

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Fife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a unique experience! It's a small, but very well maintained aquarium. I've been before, but this was my fiance's first time feesing the seals. We giggled like little kids at the way they play to get our attention and splash. This is in our "must visit" category every time we visit Seaside.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There is not a whole lot to do in Seaside as far as attractions go. The aquarium is good for a couple of hours to keep the children entertained. The seals there are quite fun to feed as they try to get your attention with their showmanship. My kids loved it!

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