Admission is for the Oregon Coast Aquarium 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.
Explore the Oregon Coast Aquarium! Experience the awe and mystery of the ocean and coastal region in exhibits like Coastal Waters, Sandy Shores and Rocky Shores, which are habitats to countless species of animals and plants. Observe sea otters, harbor seals, and sea lions; learn about the giant pacific octopus, and visit the Seabird Aviary, an open-air, walk-through aviary that allows visitors the rare opportunity to see some of these species up close.
You'll enjoy the beautiful native greenery lining the outdoor walkways of the Aquarium. Indoors you will be immersed in the Passages of the Deep exhibit – a series of underwater walkways leading the visitor from the dark, quiet canyons of the Orford Reef, through the sparkling and teeming waters of Halibut Flats, and finally into the vast blue expanse of the Open Sea.