Oregon Coast Aquarium Extends Hours for Spring Break Visitors

March 03, 2014

Newport, Oregon—The Oregon Coast Aquarium will expand its hours, opening its doors from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to accommodate travelers that will visit the coast over the spring break holiday from March 22 through March 30.

Guests that wish to connect with the Aquarium’s animals may shake suckers with a giant Pacific octopus or share a whiskery smooch with a seal or sea lion. Animal encounters will be available most days, but fill quickly. Book in advance by calling (541) 867-FISH x5401 during Aquarium business hours or online at www.aquarium.org.

Those seeking in-depth adventure may immerse themselves in Passages of the Deep while wrapped in the comfort of a dry suit. The Face-to-Face Snorkel Program lets visitors age eight and older swim in the Orford Reef and Halibut Flats exhibits, and peer into the shark-infested waters of the Open Sea exhibit from an observation pool. For more information call (541) 867-FISH x5401.

During their visit, Aquarium-goers are encouraged to soak up spring with a stroll through the Aquarium Gardens. The sprawling naturescape features labeled native plants for viewers to brush up on their botany. Careful observers can spot local wildlife that choose to make the Gardens home.

For more information about the Oregon Coast Aquarium, or to book tickets and special behind the-scenes experiences, call (541) 867-FISH or visit www.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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