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August 05, 2008

Dive and Snorkel at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Swim with the fishes, learn underwater photography and try out a dry suit The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering snorkelers and certified divers an opportunity to spend a weekend swimming with the fish and learning about marine life. The Aquarium is partnering with Diving Unlimited International (DUI), a scuba diving equipment manufacturer, to host the annual Diver Rally and Demo Days Friday,... more

July 16, 2008

Aquarium Offers Youth Work Experience Program

Teenagers earn college credit and gain work experience as Aquarium volunteers The Oregon Coast Aquarium is looking for teenagers to join its Youth Work Experience Program. 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 anim... more

July 08, 2008

Aquarium Presents Jellyfish Jubilee Celebration of Food and Wine

More of the region’s top restaurants join the Jellyfish Jubilee lineup Excitement is building as more of the area’s top restaurants join the lineup for the Aquarium’s first-ever fund raiser, the inaugural Jellyfish Jubilee; A Celebration of Food and Wine. The event, benefitting the Aquarium’s exhibits and education programs, is slated to become an annual affair, offering an evening of Northw... more

June 10, 2008

Breakfast With The Sharks To Kick Off Shark Week

Shark Week spotlights sharks as important members of the marine environment The Oregon Coast Aquarium and Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will celebrate the twenty first annual Shark Week July 27 – August 2 with a variety of events highlighting the fascinating world of sharks. “Breakfast with the Sharks” will kick off Shark Week, allowing visitors to enter the Aquarium before it open... more

June 01, 2008

World Ocean Day June 8

Family-friendly World Ocean Day activities planned at AZA zoos and aquariums The Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will celebrate World Ocean Day June 8 with a variety of events highlighting the marine environment. World Ocean Day celebrations are part of "Wonders of Water," AZA's public education campaign to help people understand that from the air we bre... more

May 23, 2008

Oddwater Opens!

The new exhibit combines art and marine biology The Oregon Coast Aquarium's newest changing exhibit, Oddwater takes a look at some of the most bizarre life forms in the ocean and shows how their unusual adaptations help them survive. The exhibit combines marine biology and art with blown glass inside the displays and life-size murals of the ocean’s larger oddities. Oddwater offers an expe... more

May 15, 2008

Migratory Bird Day Celebration May 31

The day of activities includes a birding walk and guest speaker Ram Papish The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) May 31, 2008, 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 between its summer... more

May 12, 2008

Aquarium Offers A Full Spectrum Of Summer Camps

Family Adventure Camps and day care are new additions to summer programs The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a variety of fascinating and fun day camps this summer. Kids and young adults can choose one or more camps—or a series—each one offering a different topic. “This year we’re offering more camps than ever, including the exciting new Family Adventure Camps,” said Alicia Christiensen, A... more

May 07, 2008

Aquarium Presents Whales: Touching The Mystery

Author Doug Thompson to read, sign book and present film May 16 and 17 The Oregon Coast Aquarium is teaming up with Writers on the Edge and Mountain Writers to bring Doug Thompson, author of Whales: Touching the Mystery to Newport for a series of readings, a film screening, and other activities Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17. Doug Thompson will share his thirty years of experience studyi... more

May 06, 2008

Youth Volunteers To Present Symposium

Oregon Coast Aquarium youth volunteers will present a symposium on six different marine topics May 24 at the Aquarium. Six groups, including Nye ARMS (Awareness, Research, Monitoring, and Stewardship), the NOSB Team (National Ocean Science Bowl), Green Teens, Native Plants Team, Oddwater Team and Animal Enrichment Team will give presentations about their projects. When the youths are not presen... more