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May 22, 2015

Aquarium Wreck Showcases Science

Newport, Oregon—Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Part Mystery opens at the Oregon Coast Aquarium on May 23, 2015 and promises to ignite in visitors the spirit of archaeological adventure – with an aquatic twist. The underwater world is rife with complex ecosystems and inaccessible to most people who make decisions that impact it every day. “Just a handful of researchers worldwide work in t... more

May 18, 2015

Waves of Fun Await at World Oceans Day

Newport, Oregon—364 days a year, the Oregon Coast Aquarium showcases the underwater world. Its interpretive exhibits and programs have earned consistent recognition as one of the ten best aquariums in the nation. On June 6, the Aquarium will take this mission to a whole new level in honor of the United Nation’s international World Oceans Day. The annual celebration is held in conjunction with ... more

May 13, 2015

Secrets of Shipwrecks Exhibit Launches Visitors on an Expedition into the World of Underwater Archaeology

Newport, Oregon—Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Part Mystery brings underwater exploration to land-lubbers’ turf. Visitors will discover a variety of aquatic animals from across the globe, plus multimedia interactives, replicas of shipwreck artifacts and interpretations of historic wrecks – no SCUBA gear or submarines necessary. In Summary: • Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Par... more

Media Advisory: Oregon Coast Aquarium Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Part Mystery. Preview

WHAT: A preview of the new special exhibition Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Part Mystery. which highlights the science and technology of shipwrecks exploration across the globe. WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (PST) WHERE: Oregon Coast Aquarium, 2820 SE Ferry Slip Road, Newport, Oregon. Gather in the Aquarium’s main entrance lobby by 5:15 p.m. PROGRAM: Carrie Lewis, the Aqu... more

May 12, 2015

Aquarium Honors Past, Celebrates Future

Newport, Oregon—From the day it opened in 1992, the Oregon Coast Aquarium has been a relentless champion for the interests of coastal and marine environments in the Pacific Northwest. On May 7, the staff, board and supporters of the nonprofit paused to recognize the Aquarium’s own stewards during the annual Ocean Steward Celebration at NW Natural headquarters in Portland. At the event, the bo... more

April 28, 2015

Flock to the Aquarium for Feathered Fun

Newport, Oregon—From north to south, east to west, cliff to sea, and back, birds crisscross the globe’s surface during seasonal migrations with such reliability that people once marked the passing of time with their arrival and departure. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate these impressive journeys of flight, and the animals that complete them, as a part of International Migratory Bird ... more

April 27, 2015

Run Wild at the Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K & Kids’ Dash

Newport, Oregon—Wild animals are a centerpiece of visitor experience at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The morning of May 16, however, humans will take center stage as they compete in the Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K & Kids’ Dash. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to flock to Newport for the annual event, now in its 3rd year. The scenic route winds through the Aquarium and along... more

April 23, 2015

Aquarium to Sow Seeds for Native Plant Awareness

Newport, Oregon—A study on plants may seem best suited to a botanical garden or arboretum, but the Oregon Coast Aquarium interprets local life in all forms, from the ocean to the forest and the animals that call these areas home. Oregon Native Plant Awareness Week is no exception. The Aquarium will honor this celebration of local flora with a free guided walk through the Aquarium’s naturescap... more

April 07, 2015

Grown-ups to learn through play at workshop

Newport, Oregon—Learning starts long before a child ever wanders into an elementary school classroom. Their experiences at home, daycare and elsewhere make impressions on their development that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will team up with Western Oregon University on April 25 to teach parents and educators how play during these early ye... more

April 02, 2015

Aquarium Goes Green for Earth Day

 Newport, Oregon—Oregon’s window to the underwater world will go green on Saturday, April 25 when the Oregon Coast Aquarium celebrates Earth Day. “We host this annual celebration to encourage the public to engage in positive behavior changes for the benefit of a healthier environment and lifestyle,” said Beth Hawkyard, the Aquarium’s Volunteer Services Manager who organizes the event. “... more