Aquarium News

Oregon Coast Aquarium Unveils New Attractions

June 29, 2022

Newport, Oregon — The Oregon Coast Aquarium (OCAq) is thrilled to announce that its new Nature Play Area, Outdoor Amphitheater, and headwaters feature are now open to the public! These projects, alongside the construction of a new admissions annex and lobby renovations, comprise the first phase of the Aquarium’s multi-phase Capital Campaign, which was launched with the […]


Oregon Coast Aquarium to Receive $5 Million Appropriation

June 25, 2021

Newport, Oregon — State Legislature is set to approve Senate Bill 5534, which will allocate $5 million from the state’s lottery bonds to support Phase II of the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s (OCAq) five-year capital campaign. State Representative David Gomberg, who serves as a Co-Vice Chair on the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, acted as […]


Oregon Coast Aquarium to Build Forest-Themed Children’s Nature Playspace – Happy Arbor Day!

April 26, 2019

Newport, Oregon—The Oregon Coast Aquarium plans to build a new forestry-themed children’s nature playspace thanks to a generous one million dollar pledge from Starker Forests, Inc. The Aquarium was built on a mill site in Yaquina Bay, and so the nature playspace will pay homage to its historic origins in the timber industry. Climbing features, […]


USBank-Newport Donates to Aquarium Nature Playspace

September 7, 2018

Thank you to USBank-Newport for the generous donation toward the Oregon Coast Aquarium Children’s Nature Playspace. The donation will support the expansion and renovation of the Aquarium’s playground into a sustainable forestry and timber-themed nature playspace. Pictured is Tina Yeager, USBank Newport Branch Manager (right) and Molly Dumas, Oregon Coast Aquarium Director of Development (left). […]


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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.