Our Ocean, Our Coast, Your Aquarium

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Our Mission & Our Future

Our mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation.

We are . . .

  • Ranked among the “Top 10” aquariums in the nation
  • A STEM hub for world-class onsite & outreach ocean education
  • A trusted resource for conservation and marine animal care

For the Aquarium to progress and continue our mission for generations to come, we have embarked on a campaign to remodel facilities, enhance the visitor experience, and build a new facility to meet the growing need for marine wildlife rehabilitation.

We invite you to join us in making the Aquarium the top resource for ocean literacy and imparting values about Oregon’s natural wonders.

Campaign Projects

Since opening in 1992, the Oregon Coast Aquarium has immersed over 15 million visitors in the mysteries of the Pacific Ocean. To refresh the guest experience and to inspire future generations of ocean stewards, we have prioritized capital and program improvements. To learn more, watch the video below:

Ways To Give

When you give to our campaign, you play a crucial role in our future. Multi-year pledges and monthly contributions have the added value of leveraging giving from foundations and businesses that promise to match donor gifts. Donors can give to the area of their choosing or where the gift is needed the most. Anyway you choose, you will become a partner in educating and inspiring people of all ages about the natural wonders of the marine world.


2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd
Newport, OR 97365


The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.