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Oregon Coast Aquarium

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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
Newport, OR 97365

541-864-3474

Psst. This is no ordinary day trip. As the name suggests, this is a destination that showcases the exceptional beauty and marine habitat that is the Pacific Northwest Coast. Recognized as a hub for world-class conservation, education, and animal rehabilitation, the Aquarium is home to a local treasure-trove of 15,000 sea creatures—from sharks, invertebrates, a sea otter named Oswald, puffins, harbor seals and barking sea lions; to mesmerizing jellies, eels, octopus and more. Explore indoor and outdoor landscapes and seascapes that feature over 250 species. Hands-on encounters tempt kids ages 0-99 to learn up-close, and brave a slimy tentacle-shake on occasion. Catch the Secrets of Shipwrecks exhibit and delve into what marine archeology teaches us about our Oceans. Craving more? Coastal birds and picnic tables invite visitors to meander the surrounding woodlands and Yaquina Bay Estuary Trail, flourishing with wildlife at the edge of the Aquarium marshlands. Before leaving historical Newport, grab dinner where the largest commercial fishing fleet in Oregon, still thrives.

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