Upcoming Events

May 09, 2015

Mother's Day Family Combo Sleepover

Saturday, 6:00pm - Sunday, 9:00am

You, along with other families, will have the Aquarium to yourself as you travel through our exhibits on a scavenger hunt, participate in hands-on, age appropriate activities, and experience early morning behind-the-scenes at the Aquarium to meet one of our seals or sea lions! After a fun-filled evening exploring life under the ocean, be lulled to sleep by the soothing sights of our Passages of... more

May 10, 2015

Behind the Scenes Tours

1:15pm - 1:45pm

How does the Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 20,000 animals everyday. The tour lasts 30 minutes. Participants: Ages 6 and up. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult over 21 years of age. Maximum n... more

Seal and Sea Lion Kisses

2:15pm - 3:00pm

No trip to the Aquarium is complete without a fishy kiss from a sea lion or a Harbor seal! Take a trip behind the scenes and meet one of our furry friends and get a memory you will never forget. Make sure to bring your camera! This is 20-30 minute experience including a behind-the-scenes look at our pinniped facility followed by a whiskery kiss from a sea lion or harbor seal and fun photo oppor... more

May 12, 2015

Giant Pacific Octopus Encounter

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Are you a sucker for the spineless? Go behind-the-scenes on a popular encounter to shake our octopus's hand... er, suckers. Learn about the exciting life of one of the most intelligent invertebrates on this planet! Spineless... And Spectacular! Octopuses live along the rocky shores and in tide pools, where they prowl the ocean bottom in search of crab, scallops, clams and other crustaceans. The... more

May 13, 2015

Aquatots: Wonderful Wings

10:30am - 11:30am

Discover how animals use wings and build a set of your own. This interactive education experience for preschoolers and their families is included with admission. No registration is required.What Is Aquatots?Jumbo-sized fun for little ocean explorers! Join us each month for our new interactive and FREE Aquatots preschool programs. Specially designed for children age 3-5 years old with an ... more

May 14, 2015

Giant Pacific Octopus Encounter

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Are you a sucker for the spineless? Go behind-the-scenes on a popular encounter to shake our octopus's hand... er, suckers. Learn about the exciting life of one of the most intelligent invertebrates on this planet! Spineless... And Spectacular! Octopuses live along the rocky shores and in tide pools, where they prowl the ocean bottom in search of crab, scallops, clams and other crustaceans. The... more

May 16, 2015

Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5k & Kids' Dash

8:00am - 10:00am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!Come for a race, stay for an aquarium adventure! Every participant in the 3rd Annual Flippers, Feathers and Fins 5k and Kids Dash will not only take part in a fun race, they will receive free entry to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for the rest of the day and a race medal to show off their accomplishment!This 5K (3.1 mile) route will start and end at the Ore... more

Giant Pacific Octopus Encounter

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Are you a sucker for the spineless? Go behind-the-scenes on a popular encounter to shake our octopus's hand... er, suckers. Learn about the exciting life of one of the most intelligent invertebrates on this planet! Spineless... And Spectacular! Octopuses live along the rocky shores and in tide pools, where they prowl the ocean bottom in search of crab, scallops, clams and other crustaceans. The... more

Behind the Scenes Tours

1:15pm - 1:45pm

How does the Aquarium care for a swarm of stinging jellies, a five-hundred pound California Sea Lion and dozens of toothy sharks? Travel behind the scenes with us to explore the ins and outs of caring for over 20,000 animals everyday. The tour lasts 30 minutes. Participants: Ages 6 and up. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult over 21 years of age. Maximum n... more

Seal and Sea Lion Kisses

2:15pm - 3:00pm

No trip to the Aquarium is complete without a fishy kiss from a sea lion or a Harbor seal! Take a trip behind the scenes and meet one of our furry friends and get a memory you will never forget. Make sure to bring your camera! This is 20-30 minute experience including a behind-the-scenes look at our pinniped facility followed by a whiskery kiss from a sea lion or harbor seal and fun photo oppor... more