News & Announcements

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January 06, 2011

Young Sea Otter Joins Otter Exhibit

A young rescued Northern sea otter was introduced to the Sea Otter Exhibit at the Oregon Coast Aquarium under close supervision of Aquarium mammalogists on December 21, 2010. The animal swam into his new home in the sea otter exhibit with the other Aquarium sea otters and explored his new home, taking time to play briefly with one of the older resident otters. Mojo arrived in Oakland, Californ... more

October 01, 2010

Open House October To Spotlight New Animals At The Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is inviting visitors behind the scenes throughout the month of October during special interpretive glimpses of daily featured exhibits. “Open House October” will offer visitors a chance to see how Aquarium animals are cared for, how the life support systems work and areas normally off limits to the public. “The Aquarium has acquired three new animals recently and one m... more

September 23, 2010

Aquarium To Host Nye Beach Murder Mystery

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will host the Nye Beach Murder Mystery October 8 - 9 with an interactive “whodunit” benefitting the Aquarium and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The event is based upon the murder mystery, “Body in the Bloody Water Well” by Ram Papish, an 1898 themed mystery. Participants are encouraged to wear 1890’s costumes throughout the event. The cast will vote for best ... more

September 20, 2010

Creatures Of The Night To Creep Back To The Aquarium

After a one-year hiatus, the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s annual Halloween event, “Creatures of the Night,” will creep back into the Aquarium with a slightly different format. There will be a gentler event during the day for younger goblins during “Creatures of the Day,” with face painting, games and candy from 10 am – 4 pm. The Aquarium will then close its doors from 4 to 6:30 pm and quietly mutate... more

September 15, 2010

Aquarium To Celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will observe Sea Otter Awareness Week September 27 – October 3, a week-long event to educate the public about the integral role that sea otters play in the marine ecosystem. The week’s 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 hel... more

September 13, 2010

Fall 2010 Volunteer Training Begins Oct. 9

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 for fall volunteer training, which begins Octo... more

September 08, 2010

Aquarium Appoints New President

Fred Postlewait, Chair of the Oregon Coast Aquarium board of directors, announced today that Carrie Lewis of Newport, Oregon has assumed the duties of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aquarium, replacing Gary Gamer, who is rejoining his family in Eugene. “Working at the Aquarium has been an incredible experience. Leading the staff has been an honor. They and the legion of vol... more

August 20, 2010

Aquarium Offers Gulf Awareness Week August 23-29

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will feature Gulf Awareness Week August 23-29 with information and hands-on demonstrations illustrating the effects of the Gulf oil spill on wetlands and the marine environment. One of the goals with the Aquarium’s new Swampland exhibit is to raise public consciousness about the importance of our wetlands.As scientists look for ways to mitigate the damage of the spill,... more

July 26, 2010

Celebrate Sharks August 1-14 At The Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Sharks August 1 – 14 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 two week celebration of sharks.Shark Week Activities:August 1-14 Shark books, DVD’s and educationa... more

June 30, 2010

Summer Fun At The Aquarium

Summer is here and the Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a variety of fascinating and fun activities for all ages, in addition to the Aquarium’s exciting new exhibit, Swampland. Children, young adults and families can participate in day camps, enjoy animal encounters, dive presentations or daily animal feedings during the summer months through Labor Day weekend.Interpretive Dive PresentationsE... more