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 […]What do interpreters do at the Oregon Coast Aquarium?
Interpreters engage guests by sharing knowledge of our marine animals and habitats. Animal care assistants help our animal husbandry staff with food preparation, observation and record keeping and exhibit upkeep. Divers help to keep our exhibits clean and our animals healthy by cleaning and maintaining the tanks from the inside out.Where is the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Oregon?
Main building at the aquarium. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is an aquarium in Newport in the U.S. state of Oregon. Opened in 1992, the facility sits on 23 acres (9.3 ha) along Yaquina Bay near the Pacific Ocean.How much money does the Oregon Coast Aquarium make?
For 2012, the aquarium had 450,000 visitors and earned $850,000 on about $7.3 million in revenues. The Oregon Coast Aquarium's collection focuses on the flora and fauna native to the Oregon Coast. The aquarium is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.