News & Announcements

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January 05, 2012

The Sea of Lights

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will be decked out for the holidays surrounded by a sea of twinkling lights, holiday music, a new photography exhibit and unique gift ideas. The 19th Annual Sea of Lights is a festive holiday celebration Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm both evenings. A tradition for many families, visitors come from all over the region during the h... more

November 02, 2011

Creatures Helps Restock Food Pantries

The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s annual Halloween event, Creatures, crept back to the Aquarium Saturday, with visitors bringing in a total of 4,295 pounds of food for Food Share of Lincoln County and Newport Food Pantry. It also brought in pet food for the Central Coast Humane Society. Admission to the event was $2 and two items of food or pet food.The annual family Halloween celebration is now two ... more

The Last Sixty Days of Swampland

With two months left to see the Swampland, visitors are invited to discover the animals and habitats of three different types of swamps during “The Last Sixty Days of Swampland,” before it is dismantled beginning January 3, 2012.Swampland is an elaborate immersive experience, with colorful murals depicting three different types of swamps. Exotic creatures make their homes here among replicated ... more

October 20, 2011

The Sea of Lights Dec. 2 and 3

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will be decked out for the holidays surrounded by a sea of twinkling lights, holiday music, a new photography exhibit and unique gift ideas. The 19th Annual Sea of Lights is a festive holiday celebration Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm both evenings. A tradition for many families, visitors come from all over the region during the holiday seas... more

September 27, 2011

"Creatures" October 29

The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s annual Halloween event, “Creatures,” will creep back to the Oregon Coast Aquarium Saturday, October 29 with two events. “Creatures of the Day” is a gentler event for goblins 9 years old and under from 10 am to 4 pm. The Aquarium will then close its doors from 4 pm to 6:30 pm and quietly mutate into an ominous landscape for the annual soiree of the sinister, “Creatur... more

Ocean Art Classes for Kids

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering two art classes created for older kids and teens, taught by Newport artist Ron Houchens. The classes will help support the Aquarium’s Oceanscape Network, an online resource currently under development, which will connect kids and teenagers with the ocean. The Network will feature Houchens’ colorful depictions of fish, octopuses, lighthouses and sharks.“Thi... more

Sea Otter Awareness

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will observe Sea Otter Awareness Sunday, September 25 and Saturday, and October 1, to educate the public about the important role that sea otters play in the marine ecosystem. Activities will include a talk about sea otters, sea otter crafts and an abundance of information about sea otters’ natural history and adaptations. Public sea otter feedings will be held at 10:3... more

Adult Volunteer Training

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a variety of volunteer opportunities during fall volunteer training. In addition to interpretive volunteer recruitment, the Aquarium is seeking volunteers to work behind the scenes in facility maintenance, in the gift shop, as event coordinators, on the exhibits team and doing clerical work. Enrollment is open now for Fall Volunteer Training, which begins ... more

Youth Volunteer Training

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is looking for teenagers to join its youth volunteer team. Young people have an opportunity to explore the fascinating world of marine science, gain valuable life skills and work on team projects. After completing orientation training, youth volunteers commit to serving one Saturday a month from October to April, working on team projects that benefit both the Aquarium ... more

The Jellyfish Jubilee; a Celebration of Food & Wine

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is preparing for its annual fundraiser Saturday, September 17, 2011 from 6 – 9 pm. The 4th annual Jellyfish Jubilee; A Celebration of Food and Wine will fill the Aquarium with the aromas, tastes and sounds of exceptional Northwest cuisine, wines, live music and a silent auction benefiting the Aquarium’s animal care, exhibits and education programs. The all-inclusive ev... more