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April 28, 2015

Flock to the Aquarium for Feathered Fun

Newport, Oregon—From north to south, east to west, cliff to sea, and back, birds crisscross the globe’s surface during seasonal migrations with such reliability that people once marked the passing of time with their arrival and departure. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate these impressive journeys of flight, and the animals that complete them, as a part of International Migratory Bird ... more

April 27, 2015

Run Wild at the Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K & Kids’ Dash

Newport, Oregon—Wild animals are a centerpiece of visitor experience at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The morning of May 16, however, humans will take center stage as they compete in the Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K & Kids’ Dash. Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to flock to Newport for the annual event, now in its 3rd year. The scenic route winds through the Aquarium and along... more

April 23, 2015

Aquarium to Sow Seeds for Native Plant Awareness

Newport, Oregon—A study on plants may seem best suited to a botanical garden or arboretum, but the Oregon Coast Aquarium interprets local life in all forms, from the ocean to the forest and the animals that call these areas home. Oregon Native Plant Awareness Week is no exception. The Aquarium will honor this celebration of local flora with a free guided walk through the Aquarium’s naturescap... more

April 07, 2015

Grown-ups to learn through play at workshop

Newport, Oregon—Learning starts long before a child ever wanders into an elementary school classroom. Their experiences at home, daycare and elsewhere make impressions on their development that they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will team up with Western Oregon University on April 25 to teach parents and educators how play during these early ye... more

April 02, 2015

Aquarium Goes Green for Earth Day

 Newport, Oregon—Oregon’s window to the underwater world will go green on Saturday, April 25 when the Oregon Coast Aquarium celebrates Earth Day. “We host this annual celebration to encourage the public to engage in positive behavior changes for the benefit of a healthier environment and lifestyle,” said Beth Hawkyard, the Aquarium’s Volunteer Services Manager who organizes the event. “... more

March 31, 2015

Sunken Vessale & Sweepstakes Commemorate Upcoming Secrets of Shipwrecks Exhibit

Newport, Oregon—Something new is brewing in Newport. Rogue Ales just launched the all new Sunken Vessale IPA in honor of the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s upcoming exhibit Secrets of Shipwrecks. Part History. Part Mystery. The unconventional IPA is unfiltered and features soft, citrusy crystal hops, setting it apart from most beers in its class. A portion of the proceeds from each case sold will be... more

March 19, 2015

Dive into Volunteerism at the Aquarium

Newport, Oregon—Ask any Northwest diver, the waters off the Oregon coast are cold, dark and turbulent. Braving these conditions requires a drysuit, dedication, and perhaps even a bit of obsessive zeal. Many SCUBA divers instead choose to flock to tropical destinations or book shore dives at places like aquariums where calm conditions and the opportunity to view wildlife are guaranteed. At the ... more

March 17, 2015

Dash into Summer with the Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K & Kids’ Dash

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium invites runners and walkers of all ages to flock to Newport for the 3rd annual Flippers, Feathers & Fins 5K & Kids’ Dash on Saturday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m. The Aquarium’s Wellness Committee organized the race to promote healthy living on the Oregon coast. The scenic route winds through the Aquarium and along the Yaquina Bay estuary where racers ... more

March 12, 2015

Unforgettable Spring Break Adventures Await at Aquarium

Newport, Oregon—From Brookings to the Columbia River, the Oregon Coast is a sweet destination for spring break. Thousands of families flock to Oregon’s shores, bringing welcome energy to local attractions. One of the must stops, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, boasts over 15,000 great reasons for coastal travelers to plan their visit right now, including harbor seals Tater, Elvis and Miller, who ma... more

March 10, 2015

Herd of Harbor Seals Debut at Aquarium

Newport, Oregon—Three Californians moved to Newport this winter. Miller, Tater and Elvis hailed from Vallejo, where they swam and galumphed across land at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The Aquarium adopted the harbor seals to provide some youthful energy to its existing, geriatric population. At 19, 20 and 21 years old, the new additions are hardly spring chickens for their species; but compar... more