Oregon Coast Aquarium


The Perfect Family Getaway in Newport, Oregon

We invite you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. 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.

Recognized both locally and nationally for its outstanding exhibits and educational programs, the Aquarium is the 2011 and 2012 recipient of the "Best Tourist Attraction" and "Best Summer Camp for Kids" awards from the citizens of Lincoln County, Oregon. Parents Magazine, Forbes Traveler, USA Today, 10Best.com and Coastal Living named the Oregon Coast Aquarium among the top ten in the nation. The Portland Business Journal listed the Aquarium as one of the top five education-based nonprofits in the state and Spirit Magazine called Passages of the Deep "The coolest 50 yards on the Oregon Coast!"

What's New At The Aquarium

  • Shark Conservation Weekend, August 9 and 10: Join the Aquarium in the spirit of stewardship and help us raise awareness about the important role sharks play, both along the Oregon coast and throughout the world. Most activities are free with the price of admission. For a complete roster of the weekend's events, click here for more.

  • Explore with the Oceanscape Network! The Aquarium's web-based program for pre-teens, teens and educators helps you explore the Oregon Coast and the world ocean in a brand new way. Enjoy amazing features, interactives, videos, downloadable items and much more. Click here to visit the Oceanscape Network.
  • The Ferry Slip Café: Next time your stomach starts to growl from watching the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s sea otters, puffins, seals and sea lions enjoy restaurant quality seafood, you will not need to wander far to satisfy your appetite. The Ferry Slip Café provides the public and visitors a variety of tasty options to enjoy. Purchasing Aquarium admission is not necessary to dine at the Café and all entrées are offered for less than $9. The Café’s doors are open every day from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Coffee Shop is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Check our Events Calendar for upcoming program information and event times.