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“Lot's of neat things at the Oregon Coast Aquarium”

Oregon Coast Aquarium
Ranked #3 of 51 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.
Reviewed January 30, 2013

There's so many neat exibits! Give yourself a couple or so hours to enjoy everything! Always fun stuff for the kids! It's a GREAT family attraction. I love the tunnel! You walk through and aquarium! Too cool and the kids and adults love it!

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

We come here a couple of times a year with our grandchildren and we all love it. There is a ton of things to see and learn but our favorites are the interactive tide pools where you can see and touch a lot of tidal life without getting soaked. The sea otters are a lot of fun especially at feeding time as they are so entertaining. We save the shark tank for last where your inside a large underwater viewing tunnel with large sharks cruising all around you! Make sure you go when you have plenty of time like
a rainy day. What a cool place!

Thank anobjectofgrace
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This place is always so fun to visit. I went with my boyfriend and his 13 year old daughter, and I think we all enjoyed it equally. The last time I had been there was over 20 years ago (yikes!) and I was still in awe of the wonder and beauty the ocean has to offer.

Thank tumblemelanie
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Third time we have been at the aquarium over the past 10 years. They have some new features for the little ones but overall it is still about the same. This time we came on a late Friday afternoon, in January and had the place to our selves. We were able to get though the entire park in just a little over an hour. If you have never been I would recommend visiting with the kids, if you can swing during the week and off season it is even better!

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We visited Newport beach area in 1996 and were lucky enough (without even knowing) that Keiko (from Free Willy) was being nursed back to health to be eventually released back to the wild. The aquarium was a typical aquarium but a great day trip!

Thank Gary C
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