News & Announcements

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April 07, 2009

Aquarium Celebrates Earth Day April 22

Activities will spotlight conservation, sustainability and tree giveaways The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Earth Day April 22, with conservation themed displays and activities throughout the day. There will be a self-guided scavenger hunt, dive presentations, information on sustainable seafood, a presentation in the theater and suggestions about what you can do to make a difference t... more

March 18, 2009

Aquarium Extends Youth Volunteer Signup

Teenagers have fun, earn college credit and gain work experience The Oregon Coast Aquarium is looking for teenagers to join its youth volunteer team. Enrollment is now open and has been extended until April 1, 2009 for the Saturday training sessions which begin May 9 and run through June 6 from 10 am to 4 pm. Young people ages 13 to 17 years old have an opportunity to make a positive impact ... more

March 16, 2009

Aquarium Educators Present "Oddwater; An Outrageous Odyssey!"

The new program offers an interactive experience to visitors Oregon Coast Aquarium educators want you to get excited about marine science – specifically, the strange critters of Oddwater. A new program, titled “Oddwater; an Outrageous Odyssey!” will focus on animals featured in the Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Oddwater, which explores adaptations and life histories of some of nature’s oddest s... more

March 09, 2009

Home School Days And Spring Break Activities At The Aquarium

Families learn and connect with nature while spending time together The Oregon Coast Aquarium will offer Home School Days March 18-19 and activities for all ages during spring break. “This is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy themselves at the beach while learning about marine science and spending time together,” said Aquarium Public Relations Manager, Cindy Hanson. “Our educator... more

February 19, 2009

Gyotaku Art Exhibit Opens In Passages Of The Deep

A new art exhibit has recently been installed in the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Passages of the Deep exhibit. Original gyotaku prints by Bruce Kioke complement the colorful Aquarium fish swimming nearby. “It’s a great opportunity to expose people to the art form,” said Koike, “and hopefully it will inspire appreciation for fish and other life forms.” He said it also has a natural stewardship messa... more

February 10, 2009

Aquarium Seeks Youth Volunteers

Teenagers have fun, earn college credit, work experience and make friends 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 24 hours in training learning about marine science, marine animals, and cons... more

February 05, 2009

Aquarium Presidential Search Continues

The search for a new Oregon Coast Aquarium President and Chief Executive Officer has been extended this week after the finalist declined the Aquarium’s offer for the position. Chris Gentile regretfully declined the offer due to family ties in the Southeast. The position has been vacant since September 2008 when former Aquarium President and Chief Executive Officer, Dale Schmidt accepted a po... more

January 28, 2009

Crocs Donates Shoes To Husbandry Staff

The shoes will provide comfort and safety to husbandry staff When Kevin Clifford ordered new pair of works shoes, he decided it wouldn’t hurt to ask for a donation for the entire husbandry staff at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. “After all, we are a non profit, so I didn’t think it would hurt to ask,” said Clifford, Assistant Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates. “I was surprised that not only di... more

January 14, 2009

Aquarium Offers Spring Volunteer Training

Spring Volunteer Training Begins March 3 The Oregon Coast Aquarium invites people who want to know more about marine life and the coastal environment to become a volunteer. Enrollment is open now for Spring Volunteer Training which gets underway March 3 and continues each Tuesday afternoon through May 5 from 3 pm – 6 pm. Through a series of lectures and hands-on activities, volunteers learn ... more

December 29, 2008

2008 Was A Very Good Year For The Oregon Coast Aquarium

A word of thanks to communities and non-profit partners for making 2008 an extraordinary year The last year has been an extraordinary one for the Oregon Coast Aquarium and it applauds the communities and some of the non-profit organizations with whom it collaborated in 2008. “The Aquarium is a non profit facility itself, and relies on visitor-related revenues, grants, and donations to financ... more