Oregon Coast Aquarium

Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport: Hours, Address, Oregon Coast Aquarium Reviews: 4.5/5

Oregon Coast Aquarium
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation. 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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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keithjensen2000
Nampa, ID1 contribution
WOW
Jul 2021 • Family
What a fun and groovy experience. There really was sooooo much to see. Loved that you could see under the water in so many different spaces to be wondered by all the different stuff. Thank you
Written August 3, 2021
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princessluo
1 contribution
kids love Aquariums
Jul 2021 • Family
Great place to take the kids to visit. I hope Aquariums would be get more stuff to see in the future.
Written August 3, 2021
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janiceknapp
1 contribution
family visit
Jul 2021 • Family
very enjoyable, not crouded and very clean. animals were easy to see. Iy was nice to have room to get up to tyhe viewing glass and see the animals
Written August 3, 2021
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twinkly1
Longview, WA1 contribution
Sad day
Jul 2021 • Family
This visit to the Aquarium was not as fun as all our other visits. With many exhibits closed and daily events canceled, this visit was sad and not worth the money at all. No entry pictures. Not feeding schedule for the animals. It was very sad for us. And the fossil this was not little kid friendly.
Written August 3, 2021
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kimberdesroche
Glide, OR1 contribution
Family Day
Jul 2021 • Family
We absolutely loved our visit! Super sad the touch pool wasn't open at the time. Wish there were more food options as well.
Written August 2, 2021
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ThatRockLady
1 contribution
Always love the aquarium!
Jul 2021 • Family
Though we rarely get to go (we live faaaar away) we LOVE visiting the aquarium. We recently took our children for the first time and it was so great to see the wonder on their faces as we toured the different tanks and exhibits. We were sad to see the touch pool closed, but it's understandable given the current events. The staff was super friendly, and one person even offered to take a family photo for us when she saw us just getting pictures of the kiddos. I appreciate that SO MUCH! Thank you 💖
Written August 2, 2021
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Debbie Williams
Petaluma, CA2 contributions
Love this place
Jul 2021 • Family
We were very impressed with the aluminum water bottles… Good call! We have been many times before but were so amazed at the fossil exhibit… It was so well done and interesting . We also had a very enlightening visit to the bird aviary this time. The volunteer explained so many things to us about the different birds. We also loved watching the otters play. Yeah I think that’s enough
Written August 2, 2021
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Lauri S
Coburg, OR3 contributions
Not worth the money!
Jul 2021 • Family
We had a specific time for entry, but apparently so did a 1000+ other people. I had hoped as with the Portland Zoo they would limit the number of people or at least have one way directions around the exhibits, instead it was a free for all. Very few people wearing masks too. The grounds are dirty and uninviting the whole experience was disappointing!
Written August 2, 2021
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shieldsworksbarbara
Eugene, OR1 contribution
Wonderful family day
Jul 2021 • Family
Enjoyed our day at the aquarium with our 16 month old granddaughter. So fun! We can't wait until the hands on exhibits are open again but she loved the animals.
Written August 2, 2021
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jamesdanielv2021
1 contribution
automated system not honoring coupons.
Jul 2021 • Family
automated system not honoring coupons. shark exhibit was shut down at the end. other than that son had a great time. we also liked the snack lobby. just wish the automated system would accept coupons, and that people would answer phone for help with tickets.
Written August 2, 2021
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Oregon Coast Aquarium is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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