News & Announcements

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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

September 18, 2007

OPB To Feature Segment On Wolf Eels

Wolf-eels are the topic of a feature segment on the Oregon Public Broadcasting Program Television producer-reporter Jim Newman will tell the story of Aquarium biologist Evonne Mochon Collura and her wolf-eels in a segment on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Oregon Field Guide October 18 at 8:30 pm. Newman, who covered the story on location last year, said the focus is on Mochon Collura and the p... more

September 04, 2007

Aquarium Hosts Scott Blackman Photography Exhibit

Three Decades of Coastal Photography is on display in Passages of the Deep The Oregon Coast Aquarium is hosting an exhibit of photography by renowned Oregon photographer Scott Blackman. Three Decades of Coastal Photography by Scott Blackman opened September 14 in the Passages of the Deep gallery. The gallery in Passages has become a venue for changing visual art exhibits, including The Li... more

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