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Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport

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Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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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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  • The aquarium is just another attraction which far from lives up to expectations and which could easily be so much better. The 4 indoor areas presents various natural surroundings. But where you would....  more
    The aquarium is just another attraction which far from lives up to expectations and which could easily be so much better. The 4 indoor areas presents various natural surroundings. But where you would....  more »
  • We visited the aquarium for the first time, kids aged 4 and 9, plus mom and dad, we ALL learned new things and enjoyed all of the exhibits. 
    We visited the aquarium for the first time, kids aged 4 and 9, plus mom and dad, we ALL learned new things and enjoyed all of the exhibits.  more »
  • Favorite part of going to the coast. My personal favorite is the tunnels with the fish and the sharks! Super cool! 
    Favorite part of going to the coast. My personal favorite is the tunnels with the fish and the sharks! Super cool!  more »
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  • Our family had a great time at the aquarium! There are a few animal exhibits not open. We watched the sealions get fed and we all loved the tunnel of fish and sharks! There is a hands-on tide pool area where you get to touch sea creatures and learn more about them. It was over $100 for 6 of us. It was a fun time!
  • My wife and I went to the aquarium, and it was really neat! The aquarium was very well layed out, had just the right amount of stuff to see, and really fun to walk through. I recommend going if you haven't yet. The tunnels you walk through that are underground are pretty neat 👌!! It just really neat to see all the different marine life that is out in the ocean 😀. The lady that gave us our tickets was really friendly.
  • Very cute aquarium!! A couple of things were closed for construction or because of the pandemic, but still lots to see and a fun time! A little difficult in the outside parts if you use a mobility device, but still lots of things to see indoors. Very large gift shop too! Also the fossil exhibit that is currently there is so fun and informative.
  • The aquarium is pretty, but they charge you the full entry fee even though half of it isn't open right now. There are no special exhibits open, a large part is under construction, and the birds are put away to keep them safe from contracting bird flu. While I understand that the aquarium needs to do these things for maintenance and safety, I wish they would've told us that before we spent $25 to only see a couple of things.
  • It's under construction but still amazing. Dress warmly as half of it is outside. And you want to go outside to see the amazing under water tunnel exhibits with sharks! Buy a membership and then plan to visit more than 2 times to get your monies worth... plus they have a reciprocal membership agreement with many museums in Portland and Salem.

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