Located just 20-30 minutes south of most of our vacation homes you will find the renowned Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon. Entertaining for both kids and adults, the Aquarium boasts a variety of interactive exhibits showcasing creatures of the sea and land native to our area and beyond. Get up close and personal with sharks, sturgeon and halibut in Passages of the Deep, the Aquarium’s underwater tunnels that allow for a 360 degree look at beautiful creatures as they swim all around you. Find yourself mesmerized by the stunning displays of ethereal jellyfish, witness the playful behavior of the sea otters, sea lions and seals and hike the easy estuary trail and learn about the many species of shorebirds and waterfowl found there. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is truly an experience you do not want to miss.