Oregon Coast Aquarium, Inc.

Oregon Coast Aquarium
The entrance to the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
No visit to Newport, Oregon is complete without a stop at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The Aquarium is a center of excellence for ocean literacy and fun, and it plays an active role in conservation, education and animal rehabilitation efforts. The Aquarium’s world-class indoor and outdoor exhibits have earned the facility consistent recognition as one of the top ten aquariums in the country.

A wander through a series of tunnels in the Passages of the Deep exhibit’s 1.32-million gallons of seawater immerses visitors in the marine life of the Oregon coast. Take an closer look through the Guest Dive Program, which allows dive-certified visitors to get face-to-face with a variety of marine species—including over 100 sharks. 

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501c3 non-profit funded through ticket sales, grants and the support of Aquarium members.


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