Seaside AquariumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 200 N Prom, Seaside, OR 97138, USA, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5037386211
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids, Point Of Interest
One of the oldest aquariums in West Coast, the Seaside Aquarium in Oregon is a privately owned facility. It uses the saltwater of the Pacific Ocean through a pipeline to create the natural habitat of over a hundred species of aquatic animals including the Harbor Seals, Octopuses, Wolf Eels, 20-arm Sea Stars, Crabs, and the “Tsunami Fish” that washed ashore trapped inside a boat, lost during the 2011 Tsunami. Their Seals are living here for years and breeding; the babies will also entertain you along with their parents. The underwater tanks include Giant Pacific Octopus, Flatfish, Wily Octopus, Sunflower Star, Nudibranch, estuary critters, and crustaceans. You can look at the microscopic animals with microscope or put your hands in water to touch sea anemones, sea urchins, and starfishes.
- Buses to stop –Seaside Aquarium
Tons of fun in a small space. Lots of hands on experiences. Really helpful and informative staff . Children under 5 free. Cute junkie gift shop. Will definitely return, this place is AWESOME
Had a great time! Kids loved it. Right off the beach, made it a perfect transition coming and going. Price was good. The sealions were fantastic!
It's always great to enter and have fun with the seals, the fish were fantastic, interesting and educational. However, the shark in the central, round tank had a raw nose like it was hurt and the octopus was so bored that it was sticking it's tentacle into the inhale hole and coming out the exhale hole. Octopus are naturally curious and it was sad to see such a smart animal with so little to engage it. Considering how much it costs to get in they should invest some money into bigger facilities for their animals.
Very cute and interactive aquarium. I could've spent all day feeding the sea lions! The college students that work there are not only very knowledgeable about the marine life, but know each and every animal personally and really care about them. Will definitely be back!
It was an ok aquarium. The best part is throwing the fish to the seals. They will slap their bellies and splash you, etc. Super cute! They also do have a touch tank and a larger pool with an octopus.