November 2022 by Laura Goebel
We had an incredible time at this aquarium. I love all the giant anemones and starfish! The school of fish surrounding you in the shark tank was such a unique experience, I highly recommend this aquarium. Young people and adults alike will be in awe, make the time to go folks!!!
October 2022 by Emily C.
Super fun spot if you're in the area. Worth the drive if you're anywhere within an hour or two. There are lots of great exhibits and very help staff to ensure your visit is both educational and memorable. Would recommend!
October 2022 by PhilandKala
My wife and I went to the aquarium, and it was really neat! The aquarium was very well layed out, had just the right amount of stuff to see, and really fun to walk through. I recommend going if you haven't yet. The tunnels you walk through that are underground are pretty neat ?!! It just really neat to see all the different marine life that is out in the ocean ?. The lady that gave us our tickets was really friendly.
October 2022 by Leah Suitter
I like that there were volunteers and staff everywhere to not only keep an eye on things, but answer questions. Some of the area's were closed off-im assuming for upgrades. I like that you can rent a 2-child stroller (in our case it fit 3-silly girls). I especially like $5 Sunday's for Lincoln County residents. Everything has been limited for so long it was nice to go somewhere as a family and enjoy ourselves! Exhibits were awesome and we all had a great time! And staff was right there to help my grandkids and answer all their questions! It was nice! Great job guys keep up the good work ?.
October 2022 by J C.
What a wonderful day at the Aquarium. We all enjoyed our visit & would definitely recommend & go again. The prices in the gift shop were extreme. $75 for a sweatshirt...pass!
September 2022 by Toni-Lyn S.
My daughter had so much fun and was worth the price for the fun she had. As a mommy and daddy, we wish the price was a little cheaper with all the exhibits that were closed and we had a 5.5hr drive just to come here. My recommendation to others, totally worth going with the kiddos if you are already in the area. Don't plan a trip just for this place.
September 2022 by Jenn C.
Fun activity, but very pricey for the amount of exhibits. Several were closed down when we visited. Check their website - they have different pricing for different days. If you're on a budget, avoid the weekends! Also, very limited on food. Looks like they were renovating the cafe. They did have a coffee bar with very limited snacks. Some very neat exhibits, but little ones will probably get bored quickly.
September 2022 by Lesli T.
Our little family just came back from visiting this very cool aquarium on our glorious Oregon coast! This is a little gem of an aquarium. It's not huge (don't think Atlanta Aquarium), but it's sweet and there are nice touches to the exhibits. Your little ones will enjoy feeling up starfish and other crustaceans in the small tanks and there are volunteers who are quite knowledgeable and friendly to answer any of your questions. The Jellyfish are beautiful, but the Seal exhibit is worth the visit. A couple of seal brought their noses up to the tank when a little baby was present, and it was if they were greeting her. Such a special moment! We also loved the tunnels you can walk through that have circular glass tanks above and around you as you walk through. They are filled with sturgeon, leopard sharks and other very cool sea life. My daughter especially loved the glass cut-outs on the floor where she could lie down and stare at the sea life moving below. Some of the outdoor exhibits with animals were under construction, but we still had a lot to see and the trip was worth it. Bring your AAA card for 10% off. Entrance for the three of us came to $55.
August 2022 by Katarzyna T.
Extremely underwhelming experience. Most of the exhibits were closed because of an abundance of caution or because they were under construction. Not worth the $25 entrance fee. When paying, no one mentioned that most things were closed. I highly encourage asking what's open before paying. We got through the entire aquarium in under 30 min.
August 2022 by Connor E.
My girlfriend and I went on a road trip and decided to stop at the Aquarium. This is a great exhibit with all sorts animals, there was some exhibits that were closed off due to construction but still a great place to visit.
August 2022 by Monique F.
My daughter and I are big fans of aquariums, one of our favorite is Seattle and the aquarium parts of point defiance zoo in Tacoma Wa. Since we were passing though and needed something to do we chose a few spots in Newport to stop, it's a pretty nice aquarium but there was a lot of confusion, the map layout didn't really feel like it was accurate to the set up of the park. We wanted to see everything and I'm still not sure where the birds were. The octopus was pretty cool but the glass was full of condensation and that made it harder to see him. In fact there was a large handful of display tanks that had this condensation on them making it nearly impossible to get good pics of things. That was pretty disappointing for us. The tunnels were nice, but the floor view on the first tunnel was just darkness you couldn't see anything going below you, the halibut (floor) tunnel was visible and that was awesome we had wished the previous tunnel had that.
August 2022 by 1337hero _
This place has a zillion reviews, so I'm not sure what value I am going to add at this point. Other than to say, this is a wonderful Aquarium. I was visiting Oregon from Idaho and took my daughters here Friday morning. We had a wonderful time. Even with the renovations, there was still plenty to see and experience.
August 2022 by Steven Page
We have been traveling up the Oregon coast and staying in Newport. Decided to go to the aquarium today. Their avian area and display was closed but the rest of the aquarium was open.Nice aquarium that is focused on the coastal sea life which is no surprise. The aquarium has both inside and outside displays. Lots of fish and displays and they do have an area where you can touch starfish and anemones.The exterior exhibits have otters, seals, and octopus. I do recommend a map to figure out where you want to go.
August 2022 by Sarai G.
Visited Newport with my family. We saw signs during our drive that got us excited about making a stop at the aquarium. We arrived 10min before opening & there was a line already. Buy your tickets online. The line to buy tickets was very long. We were the 4th family to make it in & within a matter of minutes, it went from nice to overly crowded. The aquarium is under construction so the near the main entrance it was blocked off. Also the bird area is closed off due to the bird flu. The price is definitely way over. Id say $15 sounds just right but I guess it goes to a good cause? The aquarium is by far the smallest I've ever visited. We were done in 1hr. Maybe even less since we stopped at the gift shop. Our toddler was walking so we were going at her pace as well. I guess if youre in the area its worth it. But if you are planning a trip for this as your main attraction... I hope you enjoy.
August 2022 by Wendi G
Our family had a great time at the aquarium! There are a few animal exhibits not open. We watched the sealions get fed and we all loved the tunnel of fish and sharks! There is a hands-on tide pool area where you get to touch sea creatures and learn more about them. It was over $100 for 6 of us. It was a fun time!