News & Announcements

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September 27, 2011

Aquarium to Celebrate Sharks

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Sharks August 1 – 6 with a variety of events highlighting the fascinating world of sharks. All of the sharks exhibited at the Oregon Coast Aquarium are species native to Oregon’s coastal waters. Visitors will meet the sharks from Oregon’s coast during the one week celebration of sharks, coinciding with the Discovery Channel‘s Shark Week. Shark Week Activ... more

July 21, 2011

Rogue Unveils Anaconda Ale to Benefit Aquarium

Just as the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s husbandry staff began maternity watch on the soon-to-be mama anaconda in its Swampland exhibit, Rogue Ales unveiled a new Anaconda Ale in her honor.  Anaconda Ale will be sold at Rogue Ales Brewpubs and the Aquarium gift shop, with a portion of the proceeds to go toward veterinary care and feeding of Aquarium animals. ... more

June 22, 2011

Aquarium to Open New Photography Exhibit

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will open a new photography exhibit in its Passages of the Deep Gallery July 1. The photographers, Susan and Steve Dimock, are Bandon residents who love nature and the Aquarium. Their work features Oregon coast landscapes and birds, including Aquarium puffins. The Aquarium uses the gallery space within the Passages of the Deep exhibit to highlig... 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... more

April 11, 2011

Aquarium to Celebrate Earth Day Saturday, April 23

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Earth Day with a Farmers Market, offering activities, sustainable art and information about green living and healthy choices.  The event, from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, April 23, is free after regular Aquarium admission. Residents of Lincoln County get into the Aquarium on April 23 at a reduced admission of $5.00 per person with proof of resi... more

Aquarium Announces Plans to Launch “Oceanscape Network”

The Oregon Coast Aquarium announced plans to launch a groundbreaking interactive website, the “Oceanscape Network,” targeting teachers and students to go online in the summer of 2013. The Oceanscape Network, funded by a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Pacific Power Foundation and Swindells Charitable Trust, will feature innovative programs offering teachers and students r... more

AZA Grants Accreditation to Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Oregon Coast Aquarium was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission. “Not all aquariums are the same. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is one of the best in the world because it has met the highest standards in the world,” said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy. “It takes hard work and dedication t... more

March 21, 2011

Aquarium Youths Attend Student Summit in Washington D.C.

Four youth volunteers from the Oregon Coast Aquarium traveled to Washington D.C. recently, to attend the 2011 Student Summit on the Ocean & Coasts. The student delegation, accompanied by Tricia Ratliff, Aquarium youth volunteer coordinator and Jessica Haxel, teacher at Siletz Valley Early College Academy, spent five days in the nation’s capitol and presented programs on ocean acidi... more

Enrollment Open for 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 spend 36 hours in training learning about marine science, marine animals, and conservation.  Successful completion of tr... more

March 10, 2011

Aquarium Seeks Adult Volunteers

The Oregon Coast Aquarium has opened enrollment for its 2011 Adult Volunteer Spring Training. In addition to interpretive volunteer training, volunteer positions are being offered in facility maintenance, the Aquarium gift shop, special events, exhibits and administration. The training begins April 2 and continues each Saturday through May 7,  9 am to 5 pm. Volunteers wor... more