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Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport, Oregon
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Sea Lion and Octopus Encounters coupled with awesome educational aquarium is hard to beatFlag review
Absolutely love this aquarium, it is a hidden gem. First of all, hard to beat the Oregon Coast for a getaway. It is a well kept secret of the Pacific Northwest, but should really be known by all. A trip to Portland is wonderful, but add on a couple of days on the Oregon Coast and you have experienced one of the PNW best places in my opinion. Okay back to the Aquarium. It is the perfect blend of education and fun. This aquarium really teaches in a fun and fantastic way. The Passage of the Deep exhibit takes you in a tube surrounded by glass and water and you go through three ecosystems the further you walk into the Pacific Ocean. It is a great way to explain ecosystems to kids or more appropriate they become part of the ecosystem. All of the exhibits are very easy to view and are very natural and organic for the sealife.
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Both the Sea Lion and Octopus encounters are fabulous for kids over 8. A sloppy kiss from a sea lion or a slimy handshake from an octopus is crazy fun for any child I know. Our younger two can't wait until they are old enough to have a go like big brother. Also we planned our trip to the coast, so all three could spend a couple of days at the camp. It was fantastic and for our oldest included an overnight in the aquarium. He loved it!
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