About Us

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Mission

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to inspire the public to better understand, cherish and conserve marine and coastal ecosystems.

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Vision

We invite you to immerse yourself in the mysteries of the ocean. A world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is surrounded by an established woodland and estuary where many of the species exhibited within the Aquarium flourish in their native habitat.

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Audience

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.

Accredited Facility

As an American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) accredited institution, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and a better future for all living things. With more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and a link to helping animals in their native habitats.

Exhibits

Exhibits at the Oregon Coast Aquarium are known internationally for the quality of their construction, maintenance and interpretation. Exhibits range from those you can touch and hear to those you can see and explore. Visitors experience the ethereal magic of jellyfish and the magnificent colors of the many varieties of fish. Enjoy watching sea otters, harbor seals, and California sea lions.

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