News & Announcements

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August 13, 2009

Aquarium Announces New President

The Oregon Coast Aquarium announces the appointment of Gary Gamer as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Gamer, who currently resides in Eugene, Oregon, will begin his new position September 8. Gamer brings approximately 25 years of leadership experience with statewide, national and international nonprofit organizations.  This includes serving as President and CEO of Holt Intern... more

August 03, 2009

Aquarium And Hatfield Center To Host Oregon Fisheries Day

The Oregon Coast Aquarium, Oregon Sea Grant and the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) are teaming up to offer Oregon Fisheries Day August 16. The day of activities taking place at both the Aquarium and HMSC will offer information about the crab and shrimp fisheries at the Aquarium and albacore tuna, salmon and sablefish fisheries at HMSC.The idea came at a Scientist and Fisherman Exchange (... more

July 07, 2009

Youth Volunteer Training Registration Opens

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 conservation.  Successful completion of training can earn young people 3 tra... more

June 24, 2009

Celebrate Shark Week August 2 - 8

The Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Discovery Channel will celebrate Shark Week August 2 – August 8 with a variety of events highlighting the fascinating world of sharks.Shark Week spotlights sharks as important members of their ocean habitats, unlike the man-eating monsters portrayed in the movies. Sharks live in oceans around the globe—from warm shallows to the cold, deep sea and even fresh wa... more

June 18, 2009

Aquarium Announces Plans For The 2009 Jellyfish Jubilee

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is anticipating high turnout for its second annual fundraiser, the Jellyfish Jubilee, September 19, 2009 from 6 – 10 pm. The inaugural event was a resounding success last September, with the opening reception selling out. The 2nd annual Jellyfish Jubilee; A Celebration of Food and Wine will again fill the Aquarium with the aromas, tastes and sounds of exceptional North... more

June 01, 2009

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 20 and Sunday, June 21, from 8 to 9:30 am in the Gleason Event Room in front of the private viewing window of the Sharks in the... more

May 26, 2009

Celebrate World Oceans Day June 8

Visitors will learn about the seven C’s of ocean conservation The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate World Oceans Day Monday, June 8, with a day of activities 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 about climate change and the wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsul... more

May 16, 2009

Aquarium Celebrates Migratory Bird Day May 16

The day of activities includes a craft in the classroom and a reading by Ram Papish The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) Saturday, May 16 with activities focusing on migratory birds throughout the day. IMBD was created in 1993 to focus attention on one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird -- its journey betwe... more

May 12, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend Fun At The Aquarium!

Radio Disney, a new café and summer hours kick off the season Saturday Summer hours begin 9 am - 6 pm Free Face Painting 11 am - 2:30 pm Radio Disney 1 - 3 pm See Oddwater! Sunday Free Face Painting 11 am - 2:30 pm See Oddwater! Enjoy lunch at Local Ocean Cafe. Memorial Day Weekend promises fun fo... more

May 04, 2009

Aquarium To Offer Summer Camps

A variety of camps for all ages are offered throughout the summer The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a variety of fascinating and fun day camps this summer. Kids, families and young adults can choose one or more camps that include activities like boat trips, shrimp slurping, seining, games and crafts. A complete schedule is available online. During the summer Aquarium camps run for an... more