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The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a journey from the seafloor to shore. Witness the underwater ballets of sea otters, seals, and sea lions. Visit with seabirds in the outdoor aviary, and hear the songs of puffins, oystercatchers, rhinoceros auklets, pigeon guillemots, and common murres. Take to the indoor galleries to peer into the wonders of the underwater world, complete with sea stars, jellies, and other unique fish and invertebrates. Every visit is a new adventure, and adventure awaits.

Notable Features

  • Passages of the Deep: this exhibit is a fan-favorite. Stroll above and below lurking sharks in Passages of the Deep, an underwater tunnel snaking through three ocean habitats. With windows built directly into the floor, you’ll have near 360-degree views of sharks, wolf eels, rockfishes, sturgeon, skates, and bat rays.

  • Nature Play Area: the Aquarium has a new Nature Play Area featuring a faux eagle’s nest, climbing tower, and larger-than-life interactive components! Balance atop massive leaves, reach new heights and connect kinetically with nature.

  • Ambassador Animals: Meet a Virginia opossum, American kestrel, rubber boa, Pacific banana slug, and the rest of the Aquarium’s ambassador animals! Daily presentations are held at the Aquarium’s Outdoor Amphitheater and Pelican Stage.

  • Daily Feeds: the Aquarium hosts daily sea otter, pinniped, and seabird feeds.

  • Tours and Encounters: join a behind-the-scenes tour to see the ins and outs of the Aquarium, or join an animal encounter to shake hands with a moon jelly!

  • Live Cameras: enjoy the Aquarium wherever you are by tuning into our live sea otter, shark, seabird, and weather cameras.

  • Birthday guests receive free admission!

  • $5 Sundays: every Sunday, Lincoln County residents can visit the Aquarium for just $5! Just bring proof of your Lincoln County residency (such as a driver’s license or mailpiece) to qualify.

  • Military Discount: Receive 10% off your admission purchase by showing proof of military service. Not to be combined with any additional offers. (includes military personnel and immediate family)

  • AAA Member Discount: receive 10% off your admission purchase by showing proof of an active AAA membership. Not to be combined with any additional offers.

  • Reciprocal Membership: Aquarium members have access to other participating organizations thanks to the Portland Attractions Marketing Alliance.

About the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Since its opening in 1992, the Oregon Coast Aquarium has been a premier attraction on Oregon’s central coast and an enduring advocate for the health of our ocean. For over three decades this 501(c)3 non-profit organization has supported marine wildlife and fostered environmental stewardship through its education programs, community partnerships, and rehabilitation efforts. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 aquariums in the U.S., providing visitors with opportunities to connect with 15,000 animals spanning 300 different species. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is located at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR. Learn more about the Oregon Coast Aquarium and its vital work at, 541-867-3474.

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