Oregon Coast Aquarium Opens Its Doors to Lincoln County Hospitality Workers

May 13, 2013

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium will thank Lincoln County restaurant, hotel, gas station and attraction venue employees with free admission for themselves and half off admission for up to two others from Wednesday, May 15 through Friday, May 24.

Aquarium President and CEO Carrie Lewis explained the Aquarium hosts Hospitality Days because, “Lincoln County visitors often look to hospitality employees for advice on local attractions and we are happy to take this opportunity to reach out and thank our neighbors.”

Hospitality employees that wish to take advantage of the offer will be asked to provide proof of employment with a recent pay stub or staff identification badge.

Eligible Lincoln County workers who take advantage of Hospitality Days will be able to explore this world-class marine education facility that is in their backyard. The Passages of the Deep exhibit features 200 feet of acrylic tunnels that stretch through three different marine ecosystems representative of the sea life and features of the Oregon coast. The newly remodeled Pinniped Exhibit, home to the Aquarium’s harbor seals and California sea lions, reopened in April. These exhibits, along with a diverse array of other galleries, make the Aquarium the most popular vacation destination on the Oregon coast.

The Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, and will extend its hours to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting May 25. For prices and other information, call 541-867-3474 or visit aquarium.org.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is dedicated to the highest quality aquatic and marine science programs for recreation and education so that the public better understands, cherishes, and conserves the world’s natural marine and coastal resources. An accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums institution, this 501(c)3 non-profit organization is ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S. Visit us at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. www.aquarium.org, 541-867-3474. Follow us on Facebook.com/OregonCoastAquarium, or Twitter.com/OrCoastAquarium for the latest updates.

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