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Oregon Coast Aquarium, Inc.

The entrance to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. (Oregon State Archives photo)

The entrance to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Oregon Coast Aquarium, located in Newport, is a non-profit institution occupying a 32-acre site on Yaquina Bay, adjacent to the Oregon State University Mark O. Hatfield Marine Science Center. Aquarium exhibits are housed in an 80,000 square-foot building and on six acres of elaborately rocked pools, caves, cliffs and bluffs.


Indoor exhibits include four galleries replicating habitats found in coastal wetlands, sandy and rocky shores and off Oregon’s coast in deeper waters. Also, indoors are a demonstration lab, Whale Theater, changing exhibit area, full-service cafe and gift shop. Outdoor exhibits include sea otters, harbor seals and sea lions, wave-pummeled tide pools, a coastal cave featuring a giant Pacific octopus, the largest walk-through seabird aviary in North America, a nature trail and a children’s play area. The aquarium is open every day, except Christmas, and is handicap accessible.


Carrie E. Lewis, President and CEO; Brent Denham, Board Chair
Address: 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd., Newport 97365
Phone: 541-867-3474
Fax: 541-867-6846