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Oregon Coast Aquarium
Ranked #3 of 50 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon's top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the Aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts.
Newport, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2012

great aquarium for being on the small side. only takes about 2 hours or less to walk through it. they do have a walk-through shark tunnel. everyone will love that. lincoln county residents get in for $5.00 every wendsday for now.

Visited February 2012
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brownsville or
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Must see”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Even though Keiko is no longer there, it's always fun to see the exhibits....we were there in time to see the otters get fed and that was really great! Always worth the trip...

Visited February 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Early weekend trip in winter is the best time to go”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

We timed our trip from the Portland, OR area to arrive just after they opened on a Saturday in January, before any groups arrived. It was wonderful; everyone loved it from my 80 year old mother to my niece's 17 year old daughter.

Almost had the place to ourselves and was able to spend quite a bit of time discussing the animals with the local volunteers, who were knowledgeable and interesting. Best time ever at the Newport Aquarium! Stayed over Saturday night at the Elizabeth Street Inn and visited the Rogue Brewery the next day for lunch...great trip!

Visited December 2011
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Focus on Oregon Marine Life”
Reviewed 24 February 2012

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is fairly small, but is an enjoyable place to spend an afternoon. It features fish, marine mammals, invertebrates and sea birds found along the Oregon Coast. I especially enjoyed the walk-in aviary where you could walk within inches of puffins, murres, and auklets. You can also get very close up views of sea otters, sea lions and seals. Most of the exhibits are outdoors, so if it is raining when you visit be sure to bring your umbrella.

Visited February 2012
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“closed on certain days in winter”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

On second visit this was open. Not much to see. Small and took less than an hour to see it all. Probably good for kids. I am spoiled the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut is the best I have seen on Continental US.

Visited March 2011
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