Oregon Coast Aquarium, Inc.
No visit to Newport, Oregon is complete without a stop at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and fun, and it plays an active role in conservation, education and animal rehabilitation. 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.
The Aquarium’s Passages of the Deep exhibit allows the visitor to literally immerse themselves in the ocean realm that exists right off the Oregon coast. A series of underwater walkways leads 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. As you pass through these three ecosystems, you symbolically move further into the Pacific Ocean, encountering vastly different animals along the way. The sharks are particularly popular with Aquarium visitors, and all our species are native to Oregon coastal waters, including our largest specimen, the Broadnose Sevengill Shark.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit funded through ticket sales, grants and the support of Aquarium members.
Carrie E. Lewis, President and CEO;
Kaety Jacobson, Board Chair
Address: 2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd., Newport 97365