Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport

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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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  • We like to visit aquariums anyplace we visit. This was disappointing compared to other ones we’ve been to. For the small size of the place and amount of exhibits it was overpriced. The layout of the p...  more »
  • No crowds, went on a Wednesday afternoon. The feeding of birds and seals and otters was fun. No crowds, a bit rainy but, easy to see and hear the activities.  more »
  • For a small aquarium it took us 3-4 hours to see everything (we took our time and enjoyed the exhibits). Love the shark tank a small we spent plenty of time there looking for some great photos of the ...  more »
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  • We had a lot of fun! The flow of the exhibits were effortless. We loved the touch tank and otters and sharks and even saw a little spotted squirrel on the trails outside. I have to admit that I am not usually a fan of aquariums, but our son begged us to take him. We visit the Oregon Coast often but have never felt compelled to spend the $22 for adults and $14 for the kiddo. I’m pleased to say it was worth every penny and more. Exhibits were clean and engaging. The staff is a sweet crew. No matter what section of the faculty we were at, we were met with smiles and fun facts and appreciation for our time. Great job, everyone. We will be back in May! The Leons
  • Came into town to visit a long time friend of mine. Neither he nor I had ever been and decided to drive out and spend the day here and boy did we have a great time. The exhibits we're clean, the animals looked happy and healthy and the staff was extremely helpful and pleasant to be around. It was a overall fantastic experience.
  • This is a must-see place if you are visiting the Oregon Coast. Perfect for the whole family. I really enjoyed visiting this aquarium. It is much larger and more interesting than the one where I am from. I think they could have a few more exhibits, but it’s nothing to complain about. The Newport, Oregon aquarium had amazing volunteers that were eager to share facts and answer questions. The aquarium was a million times better than the under sea gardens! I had a really fun time!
  • Absolutely gorgeous facility! The animals are so well taken care of, and the layout of the place is so fun. The staff are also some of the most amazing people I've ever met in a zoological institution. Keep up the good work! I'll be back soon!
  • Must stop if you are around the area. Look for discount coupons at the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express two blocks away from the Aquarium. Either 10% discount for all children or a $5 USD entrance for child per adult. Also, bring a backpack or something to carry snacks or water, the deli inside doesn't offer bags, nor straws (Unless you really need the straws). Remember, you are in the Aquarium and everything is eco-friendly... :) I got a mocha with soy milk inside and it was tasteless, so I recommend you go with the regular option. The exhibitions are really nice for the price paid and it's highly recommended that you spend the whole day here with the family. Great activity!
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