Oregon Coast Aquarium
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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
- Interpretive Dives in Passages of the Deep: Beginning May 25, our interpretive dive program lets you watch and speak live to our volunteer SCUBA divers as they swim among sharks and rays in the Open Sea exhibit. See our online calendar for additional information.
- Summer Camps 2013: Our award-winning summer programs for kids return for another great season of day camps for elementary school ages and new preschool camps, too. Visit our Summer Camps page for complete descriptions and downloads.
- Pinniped exhibit expansion! The newly remodeled Pinniped Exhibit is open! The project doubled the amount of linear viewing feet and now accommodates over 100 additional spectators. Make sure you attend a feeding presentation at 11:00am or 3:00pm or stop by any time to welcome the Aquarium’s pinnipeds to their new home.
- Flippers, Fins and Feathers 5k! Our inaugural Flippers, Fins and Feathers 5k is Saturday May 25th, 2013. This fun run/walk's route includes running through the Aquarium to the finish line! Visit our Event Page for a complete description and details on the the race!
Check our Events Calendar for upcoming program information and event times.