Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport

4.0
One of the nation’s favorite marine attractions, Oregon Coast Aquarium is still best remembered as the home to Free Willy’s star orca, Keiko. Dive into experiences of marine life at Passages of the Deep, wave hello to the Tufted Puffin at Seabird Aviary, and explore outdoor mammal exhibits to find out more about otters, seals, and sea lions. It’s so easy to immerse yourself in learning and wonder at this aquarium, especially as you pass through the acrylic tunnel surrounded by underwater wildlife. It is also possible to snorkel or dive in the tanks, or to spend a night sleeping under the sharks exhibit! A visit to Oregon Coast Aquarium represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Newport trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Second visit (see my review from 2014); this time with two senior citizens, one of them with walking disabilities. Some nice changes in the last four years; remodeled exhibits and one new addition - a...  more »
  • Haven’t been to the aquarium in Newport OR in years; was very nice to visit again. Was pleased at all the expanded exhibits. Some truly great examples of local and foreign sea life. Watching the sea o...  more »
  • My wife and I attended the Aquarium on Veterans Day. The Oregon Coast Aquarium was very classy in letting vets in for free, and their family members for %10 off. Thank you. They have a nice variety of...  more »
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  • I cannot believe the bad reviews that I have read about this aquarium. This place was not huge and not that inexpensive but the employees are friendly and the volunteers are knowledgeable and it is clean... the Puffins are amazing. The Sea Otters are too. Harbor Seals really neat. All the exhibits are good sized except the vulture one is small... So many exhibits are something that I could just sit and relax and get lost watching. Very peaceful. Very impressive.
  • This was an amazing place! Kids will love it. Its very interactive and fun. The wildlife is amazing to watch. The aquarium is full of neat things to watch and play with. I will come back for sure.
  • Wow... give this place what it deserves... tourist trap. Family of 4 almost $100 entrance fee... limited exhibits... cant see clearly as all glass is glass and not cleaned. It's fun for the kids but can get this for less at the shore. Sea world is about the same price and a day of excitement... this lasts a few hours at best... just not worth the $$$#
  • It was cool, really packed with people. Expensive, but there is lots to see. Give yourself some time, to work through the crowds allowing you too see everything. The tanks were cool, it's worth seeing the feedings and keeper talks. Plan ahead to see those throughout the day.
  • Great displays, interesting day trip. I always enjoyed going as a kid and I enjoy going now. I’ve moved away but would like to come and visit again one day. Only 4/5 because they wont let me pet the sharks
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