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June 11, 2013

Springtime Hatches in Yaquina Bay and the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Newport, Oregon— If you wander through the Sandy Shores gallery at the Oregon Coast Aquarium this spring, make a point to peer carefully at the close-up exhibits. An exhibit that, at first, seems to only house underwater grasses, upon close inspection reveals juvenile English soles, penpoint gunnels, sculpins and hermit crabs. This nursery on display is designed to simulate the eel grass beds... more

Aquarium Kicks Off Summer with Radio Disney and Flippers, Fins & Feathers 5k

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium will dive into summer head first with an action packed Memorial Day weekend for the whole family to enjoy. The fun begins early with the Flippers, Fins and Feathers 5k at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. Racers will enjoy a walk or run along the estuary and through the Aquarium to the finish line. Upon finishing the racers will receive free entry to th... more

Oregon Coast Aquarium Broadens Its Visitor Experience for World Oceans Day

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium will team up with marine conservation groups around the planet to celebrate World Oceans Day on Saturday, June 8. The event is a United Nations designated day for ocean celebration held to encourage people to take action to protect the world’s oceans. The theme for 2013 and 2014 is “Together we have the power to protect the ocean!” This is intended t... more

Hermit Crabs a Hit at Aquarium’s Aquatots Program

Newport, Oregon— Preschoolers plop onto stuffed sea creatures or climb into parents’ laps as they settle in for Aquatots in the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s theatre. A volunteer reads A House for a Hermit Crab, by Eric Carle, and periodically pauses to let rambunctious kids add the decorations described in the story to a hermit crab puppet’s shell. Once the story ends, the kids are called to the... more

May 13, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium Opens Its Doors to Lincoln County Hospitality Workers

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 hospit... more

May 07, 2013

Run Yaquina Bay for the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Flippers, Fins and Feathers 5k

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium is asking people to lace up their shoes and hit the trail for its inaugural Flippers, Fins and Feathers 5k on Saturday, May 25. The route winds through the Aquarium grounds along the estuary where walkers and runners will be greeted with facts about native wildlife along the way. The Aquarium will provide racers with refreshments and free admission... more

May 06, 2013

Oregon First Lady Cylvia Hayes to Keynote Oregon Coast Aquarium Ocean Steward Luncheon

Newport, Oregon— “The importance of our oceans is difficult to overestimate. They are crucial to our health, our food supply and our economy. I look forward to discussing these issues and the important work of the Oregon Coast Aquarium,” said Cyliva Hayes, First Lady of Oregon who will speak at the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Ocean Steward Luncheon. The event, on Tuesday, May 14, is generously pr... more

May 02, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium and Cascade Raptor Center Partner for a Unique Migratory Bird Day Event

Newport, Oregon— Oregon Coast Aquarium staff and volunteers will take aspiring birders under their wing on Saturday, May 11 for International Migratory Bird Day. The annual event, held to educate the participants about migratory birds, is celebrated throughout North and South America on the second Saturday of May. This year’s event centers on the Life Cycles of Migratory Birds and the importa... more

Oregon Coast Aquarium Completes Remodel of Pinniped Exhibit

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium opened its remodeled Pinniped Exhibit with a ribbon cutting celebration on Saturday, April 27. The exhibit, home to the Aquarium’s Harbor seals and California sea lions, has new features that will benefit animals and guests alike. Ken Lytwyn, Curator of Marine Mammals for the Aquarium explained, “We’ve opened it up for a much better visitor experie... more

April 23, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium Thanks Volunteers

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium will honor its dedicated volunteers during National Volunteer Week from April 21 – 27. “The Aquarium is able to offer its world-class marine education experience because of our volunteers. We are thrilled to take this opportunity to thank them for their time and effort.” said Carrie Lewis, President/CEO for the Aquarium. The Aquarium depends on... more