News & Announcements

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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

June 07, 2010

Treat Dad To Breakfast With The Sharks

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will offer Breakfast with the Sharks Father’s Day weekend, allowing visitors to enter the Aquarium before it opens to the public and enjoy a hearty breakfast while learning about sharks. Breakfast with the Sharks will take place Saturday, June 19, from 8 to 9:30 am in the Gleason Event Room in front of the private viewing window of the Sharks in the Passages of the Dee... more

June 04, 2010

Celebrate World Oceans Day June 8

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate World Oceans Day Tuesday, June 8, with activities and exhibits to increase awareness about our oceans and its creatures. The day will include scuba dive presentations, face painting, an ocean craft, and a presentation in the theater. In addition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Surfrider Foundation will offer informatio... more

May 29, 2010

Swampland Opens!

Swampland opened Memorial Day weekend to enthusiastic reviews by excited visitors who got to touch some of its fascinating inhabitants in “creature features,” live animal demonstrations. Swampland is exciting because the exhibit displays animals never before shown at the Aquarium. The exhibit features more terrestrial animals than ever before, revealing their beauty and significance to their ha... more

April 22, 2010

Aquarium Prepares To Open Swampland

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is preparing to open its new changing exhibit, Swampland, Memorial Day weekend. The opening coincides with the beginning of summer hours for the Aquarium, 9 am – 6 pm. Swampland will be a colorful immersive experience, with elaborate mural work replicating three different types of swamps. Exotic creatures will inhabit a replicated South American swamp of the Pantanal, ... more

April 19, 2010

Aquarium Celebrates Earth Day April 22

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Earth Day April 22, with conservation themed displays and activities throughout the day. There will be dive presentations, information and suggestions about what you can do to make a difference to help the marine environment and its inhabitants. Earth Day crafts and activities for kids will be available throughout the day. All activities are free with a... more

April 07, 2010

"Sea Unseen" Photography Exhibit Opens In Passages Of The Deep

An exhibit of unusual photographs is on display in the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Passages of the Deep exhibit. “Sea Unseen” is a collection of photographs taken by fisheries biologist Carla Stehr, whose extraordinary images of Pacific marine life are viewed and photographed through a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Peering into this microscope reveals a realm where unlikely shapes and texture... more