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“Great small aquarium”

Oregon Coast Aquarium
Ranked #3 of 47 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Santa Margarita, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great small aquarium”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a very nic little aquarium, perfect for a day's visit. It's not overwhelmingly large like Monterey, and also is not so crowded! They had great exhibits, including kelp forest, sea horses, jellyfish, marine mammals (loved the sea otter feeding show), and plenty of kids' activities. I had a very fun day and highly recommend it.

Visited October 2012
Thank Snakeymama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“worth the visit”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

all of it was interesting and fun but the indoor exhibits were especially worthwhile.
there is the pool that allows you to touch star fish and anemones. the jellyfish exhibit is breathtaking.
well worth your time and money

Visited October 2012
Thank Schwick
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Jefferson, Oregon
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“Great place for the grandkids !!!”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

My wife and I took the grandkids to the Oregon Coast Aquarium this last weekend...they had such a great time. The staff was very friendly, and the things to look at are amazing...my grand daughters had an excellent time.

Visited October 2012
Thank Daniel S
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Victoria, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent Attraction”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This was well worth the visit. We did not quite know what to expect, but were very impressed with the tanks of sea creatures, and especially the feeding of the otters and the walk through shark tank. It's a bit pricey, but the photo of you (and your group) at the beginning of the tour is well worth it as it has the shark tank as the background, and I'm pleased to say that our pictures turned out quite well. This exhibit is suited for all ages.

Visited June 2012
Thank Gordon D
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A surprisingly intimate experience”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

I am not much of an aquaium lover, but my travelling companion loves them, so we spent about 2 hours here. It became my favorite aquarium ever. The staff was nearby to answer questions and were very interesting to chat with. I loved the combination of indoor and outdoor experiences and the ambiance of this place was simply charming.

Visited October 2012
Thank kkrow
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