About Us



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.



We invite you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean.  The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a captivating destination and a trusted resource for ocean education and conservation in the Pacific Northwest.



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.

Accredited Facility

As an American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) accredited institution, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and a better future for all living things. With more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and a link to helping animals in their native habitats.


Exhibits at the Oregon Coast Aquarium are known internationally for the quality of their construction, maintenance and interpretation. Exhibits range from those you can touch and hear to those you can see and explore. Visitors experience the ethereal magic of jellyfish and the magnificent colors of the many varieties of fish. Enjoy watching sea otters, harbor seals, and California sea lions.

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