Upcoming Events

May 29, 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

May 31, 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 - 2:45pm

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

June 03, 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

June 05, 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

June 07, 2014

World Oceans Day 2014

9:00am - 6:00pm

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate World Oceans Day Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with activities and information about ocean conservation. The 2014 Theme, “Together we have the power to protect the ocean!”, focuses on getting involved with ocean conservation in our personal lives, with our communities, and globally. On World Oceans Day, people around the planet... more

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

June 10, 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

June 11, 2014

Aquatots: Terrific Tide Pools

10:30am - 11:00am

Touch live tide pool animals and see what makes them unique.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 adult, the Aquatots program invites preschoolers on a voyage of discovery as they explore the wonders of the sea.Activities are lead by a... more