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“Catch the seals at feeding time”

Oregon Coast Aquarium
Ranked #3 of 48 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.
Billings, Montana
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Catch the seals at feeding time”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

It is kind of expensive, but a wonderful family experience. The touch pools are small, but well kept. This is nic and big. Be sure you take time to really see everything. Catching the feeding times is really worth a little wait.

Visited November 2012
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Florence, Oregon, United States
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Bring Children”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Plan to spend a few hours touring the aquarium. Many hands-on attractions for kids. Off-season is best, although a winter coat is advisable. Admission price is reasonable.

Visited October 2012
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Keno, OR
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“It Just Keeps Getting Better!”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

A wonderfully layed out aquarium, with so many varieties of fish and animals. I'm pretty sure I've never been that close to a shark before. My favorite was the jelly fish display,, no wait, I really like the Japanese Spider Crab, no wait, oh I really like the whole place. A warm thank you to the very knowledgeable volunteers available to answer our questions! One word of caution, however. Eat before you go. We were very disappointed with the cafeteria this time around.

Visited August 2012
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8 reviews
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“Off-season is best”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've visited the Aquarium a few times over the years. It doesn't have the big attraction anymore (Kieko the killer whale from Free Willy), but it's still a nice diversion. Avoid the crowds and visit during low season.

Visited November 2012
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Pendleton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun, fun, fun”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a great place to spend the day. Lots to do and see, and the price is good. Make sure you have comfortable shoes............ And a jacket. Outside areas are a bit cool this time of year.

Visited October 2012
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