News & Announcements

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April 10, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day April 21

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Earth Day Saturday, April 21 with a variety of earth-friendly activities and exhibitors. The event will include children’s crafts, face painting and information booths offering information on animals, invasive species and native plants. Visitors can enjoy organic snacks, green powered smoothies and free tree saplings. The event is free with the ... more

The Sea & Me Opens May 26

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will open The Sea and Me, a new children’s interactive exhibit, amid Memorial Day weekend festivities, May 26-28, 2012. The opening of the exhibit coincides with the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary and the beginning of summer hours, 9 am to 6 pm, through Labor Day weekend. Opening weekend will include a Saturday performance by Radio Disney and a live remote with KY... more

March 19, 2012

"Killer Whale Tales" Returns

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will present “Killer Whale Tales,” a program about Orcas, to students Thursday and Friday, April 5 and 6 and to the public Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8. Orcas  (Orcinus orca) move silently through the dark waters off our coast and most Oregonians probably don’t know it.  Orcas, more commonly known as killer whales, are more often associa... more

Adult Volunteer Training

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a variety of volunteer opportunities during spring volunteer training. In addition to interpretive volunteers, the Aquarium is seeking volunteers to work behind the scenes in facility maintenance, in the gift shop, helping out at special events, assisting the Aquarium exhibits team, and doing clerical work in the administrative offices. Enrollment ... more

March 07, 2012

Spring Break Activities

Activities for all ages are offered during Spring Break at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. In addition to daily animal feedings and hands-on exhibits, the Aquarium will offer animal encounters, a chance to “Sleep with the Sharks” and outdoor explorations. Aquarium hours are 10 am to 6 pm during Spring Break, March 24 – April 8.   Preschool Programs (2-5 year olds with a parent) ... more

February 08, 2012

Ocean Frontiers Film Premiere

Special Event Film Premiere at the Newport Performing Arts Center Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm (doors open 6:30pm) Q & A to Follow Special Guest First Lady Cylvia Hayes (invited) $5 suggested donation (all ages)  Newport Ocean Frontiers Film Event Co-hosted by:... more

Fabulous February

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering activities to chase away the winter blues this month, including Valentine’s Day sea lion kisses, a “Pop the Question” special for sweethearts and $5 admission for Lincoln County Residents is being offered on “Wonderful Wednesdays.”   “Pop the Question” Special is a unique marriage proposal being offered to would-be grooms or brides looki... more

February 02, 2012

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 and share their knowledge as Aquarium interpreters. Youth volunteers will spend 48 hours in training learning about marine science, marine animals, and conservation.  Successful completion of training can earn... more

January 05, 2012

Aquarium Wraps Up 2011

The last year has been a memorable one for the Oregon Coast Aquarium and it applauds the community and some of the area’s non-profit organizations with whom it collaborated in 2011. “The Aquarium is a non profit facility itself, and relies on visitor-related revenues, grants, and donations to finance our annual operations,” said Carrie Lewis, Aquarium President and CEO.  “We under... more

Fisheries Day

The Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Newport Fisherman’s Wives and Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission are teaming up to offer Fisheries Day December 28 from 10 am – 4 pm. A day of activities at the Aquarium will offer information about the Oregon Dungeness crab fishery, which has just started its season. Fisheries Day falls on Five Dollar Wed... more