Upcoming Events

December 21, 2014

Sea of Lights

5:00pm - 8:00pm

A celebration of the holiday season will be on show at the Oregon Coast Aquarium for Sea of Lights every Saturday and Sunday in December. The Aquarium will immerse visitors with holiday cheer amidst the festive glow of the largest holiday lights display on Oregon’s central coast and pictures with Santa. Under the sea, Submerged Santa will read holiday stories while floating among fishes in t... more

December 23, 2014

Giant Pacific Octopus Encounter

12:00pm - 12:30pm

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

December 25, 2014

AQUARIUM CLOSED

All day on Thursday

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is closed on this day so our employees and volunteers can enjoy the holiday season with their friends and families.  Please join us tomorrow, December 26, at our regular business hours.  Thank you. more

December 27, 2014

Giant Pacific Octopus Encounter

12:00pm - 12:30pm

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

Sea of Lights

5:00pm - 8:00pm

A celebration of the holiday season will be on show at the Oregon Coast Aquarium for Sea of Lights every Saturday and Sunday in December. The Aquarium will immerse visitors with holiday cheer amidst the festive glow of the largest holiday lights display on Oregon’s central coast and pictures with Santa. Under the sea, Submerged Santa will read holiday stories while floating among fishes in t... more

Holiday Family Sleepover Combo

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

December 28, 2014

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