News & Announcements

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January 22, 2008

Oregon Coast Aquarium Seeks Volunteers

Spring Training Begins March 11 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 11 and continues each Tuesday afternoon through May 13 from 3 pm – 6 pm. Through a series of lectures and hands-on activities, volunteers learn about t... more

January 11, 2008

Siletz Tribal Contribution Fund Awards Grant To Aquarium

The grant will help fund the Aquarium’s upcoming “Oddwater” exhibit The Oregon Coast Aquarium was awarded a grant from the Siletz Tribal Contribution Fund to help finance the Aquarium’s upcoming exhibit, Oddwater, slated to open Memorial Day weekend 2008. Aquarium staff began dismantling its most recent changing exhibit, Claws!, January 7 to allow construction on the new exhibit to begin. ... more

January 07, 2008

Aquarium Looks Forward To A New Year

2008 brings a newly elected board of directors and a new exhibit As the Oregon Coast Aquarium begins dismantling the Claws exhibit and preparations are underway for the new Oddwater exhibit, a mood of optimism is building for the coming year. A new board chair and elected officers are developing a new fundraising plan, including two new fundraiser events. Partnerships are being strengthened ... more

December 26, 2007

Aquarium Wraps Up 2007

A word of thanks to the community and non-profit partners for making 2007 an extraordinary year The last year has been an extraordinary one for the Oregon Coast Aquarium and it applauds the community and some of the area’s non profit organizations with whom it collaborated in 2007. “The Aquarium is a non profit facility itself, and relies on visitor-related revenues, grants, and donations to... more

December 11, 2007

Al Gleason Receives Top Philanthropy Award

The former Aquarium Chairman of the Board is recognized for his extraordinary fundraising efforts The cover of the December issue of Oregon Business magazine features a face familiar to Oregon Coast Aquarium staff; that of Al Gleason, former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Aquarium. (Click here for online link to article.) The Oregon Philanthropy Awards chose Al Gleason as Outstand... more

December 07, 2007

Aquarium Survives Storm With No Casualties

Emergency preparedness is key to keeping Aquarium animals safe Recent storms in the Pacific Northwest wreaked devastation, disrupting communities from California to Alaska. The news was full of stories about property damage, human tragedy and financial hardship. One thing that was not in the news was the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Coastal communities are familiar with power outages, downed tree... more

November 01, 2007

Aquarium Hosts 15th Annual Sea Of Lights

Aquarium hosts the 15th annual holiday festival Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 The Oregon Coast Aquarium will host its 15th annual Sea of Lights Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm both evenings. A tradition for many families, visitors come from all over the region to enjoy a weekend shopping, attending the Sea of Lights in the evening and spending time together. The en... more

October 29, 2007

Creatures Of The Night Breaks Attendance Record

The Aquarium’s annual Halloween party also collected more food for Lincoln County Food Share than ever before Creatures of the Night, the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s annual Halloween party, broke its attendance record for the second year in a row last Saturday with 2,480 people attending and contributing 3,375 pounds of food to Lincoln County Food Share, over 1,000 pounds more than last year. Th... more

October 03, 2007

Creatures Of The Night To Haunt Aquarium Oct. 27

The Aquarium’s annual Halloween party is a community tradition Every year at this time the Oregon Coast Aquarium closes its doors early and quietly mutates into something very strange. The lovely wooded grounds are transformed into an ominous landscape with haunted caves and foggy courtyards summoning all manner of ghosts, ghouls and creepy characters to partake in its annual soiree of the s... more

September 19, 2007

Aquarium Educators Begin New Season Of Outreach

The programs bring marine education to all corners of the state Oregon Coast Aquarium educators are preparing for a new season of outreach, bringing marine science programs to schools in counties all over Oregon. Beginning October 9 in Tillamook and Clatsop Counties, students in kindergarten through fifth grade will learn about fascinating topics from whales and invertebrates to sharks and m... more