News & Announcements

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August 24, 2007

Fall Volunteer Training To Begin

Fall training begins September 15 The Oregon Coast Aquarium invites people who want to know more about marine life and the coastal environment to become a volunteer. The classes require attending Saturday sessions and an inquiring mind. Applications are now being accepted for the adult (18 and older) volunteer training fall session. Volunteer training is held on five Saturdays; September 15... more

August 22, 2007

Sea Otter Awareness Week Sept. 23 – 29

Activities will inform visitors about the loveable marine mammals The Oregon Coast Aquarium will observe Sea Otter Awareness Week September 23 - 29, a week long event to educate the public about the integral role that sea otters play in the marine ecosystem. The week long event will include talks by mammalogists, sea otter crafts and an abundance of literature about sea otters’ natural histo... more

August 21, 2007

Aquarium To Host Labor Day Weekend Car Show

Annual event offers family fun on summer’s last weekend bash The Oregon Coast Aquarium is hosting its 2007 Labor Day Weekend Car Show, Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2 from 9 am to 3 pm. The car show, held in the Aquarium parking lot, is free for those attending. For those participating in the show there is a $10 registration fee per car per day. The celebration includes vintage and n... more

August 14, 2007

Stuff A Bus To Collect School Supplies

The drive for school supplies will help students prepare for the new school year The Oregon Coast Aquarium and KYTE-FM will again team up for the annual “Stuff-a-Bus” to collect school supplies for Newport and Waldport schools August 23 from 10 am – 3 pm. The drive will collect school supplies to help local students get ready for the coming school year. KYTE-FM will conduct a live remote, br... more

August 03, 2007

Animal Encounters Encourage Visitors To Connect With The Ocean's Creatures

Visitors get up close and personal during animal encounters The Oregon Coast Aquarium is again offering its popular animal encounters including sea otters, sea lions, sharks, fish and a giant Pacific octopus. The encounters, offered through September, are designed to allow people to connect with the ocean’s creatures as they learn about them and observe them up close. Visitors will work with... more

July 17, 2007

Parents Magazine Names Oregon Coast Aquarium Among Top Ten For Kids

The evaluation is based upon a survey, experts’ recommendations and site visits Parents Magazine has named the Oregon Coast Aquarium among the best aquariums for kids in the United States – the latest Top 10 honor for the world class Aquarium. The article, “The 10 Best Aquariums for Kids,” appears in the August issue of Parents Magazine, available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, July 17 (se... more

July 10, 2007

Aquarium Presents Shark Week July 29 August 4

Families are invited to enjoy Breakfast With the Sharks The Oregon Coast Aquarium, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the Discovery Channel will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Shark Week July 29 – August 4 with a variety of events highlighting the fascinating world of sharks. Visitors will meet the sharks, skates, and rays of Oregon’s wild coast in this fascinating week-l... more

July 03, 2007

Aquarium Youth Volunteers Receive Award For Rockfish Project

A new Aquarium exhibit is the work of six Aquarium youth volunteers A new exhibit opened at the Oregon Coast Aquarium this week, the culmination of over six months of work by six Oregon Coast Aquarium youth volunteers. Saving the World One Rockfish at a Time includes a mural which the students painted with Aquarium artist, Michael Cole, a tank with live baby rockfish, a power point presentat... more

June 19, 2007

Aquarium Adds Five Sharks To Passages Of The Deep

The broad nose seven gills, all over six feet long, were collected from Willapa Bay The Oregon Coast Aquarium will add five large, healthy specimens to its most popular exhibit next week. The Oregon Coast Aquarium will introduce five Notorynchus cepedianus, also known as broad nose seven gill sharks, to its Passages of the Deep exhibit. The sharks were caught in three separate trips to Will... more

June 18, 2007

Nickelodeon's Spongebob Squarepants To Visit Aquarium

The popular television cartoon character comes to the Aquarium July 7 The Oregon Coast Aquarium will host the popular Nickelodeon TV Network cartoon character, SpongeBob SquarePants Saturday, July 7 from 1 to 4 pm. The day’s events will feature the opportunity to have their photo taken with Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants. Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most popular... more