Oregon Zoos and Aquariums.
Oregon Coast Aquarium, Newport Oregon
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon’s top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts.
Recognized both locally and nationally for its outstanding exhibits and educational programs, the Aquarium is the 2011 and 2012 recipient of the “Best Tourist Attraction” and “Best Summer Camp for Kids”
9:00am – 6:00pm daily
10:00am – 5:00pm daily
Adults: 18-64 $22.95
Seniors: 65+ $19.95
Young Adults: 13-17 $19.95
Child: 3-12 $14.95
Infants & Toddlers $Free
Visit there website here for full details www.aquarium.org
Oregon Zoo, Portland Oregon
The Oregon Zoo, formerly the Washington Park Zoo is a zoo in Portland, the largest city in the state of Oregon. Located 2 miles southwest of Downtown Portland. The zoo is inside Portland’s Washington Park, and includes a narrow-gauge railway that connects to the International Rose Test Garden inside the park. Opened in 1888 after a private animal collector donated his animals to the City of Portland, the 64-acre zoo is now owned by the regional Metro government.
A member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums it has successful breeding programs for California Condors and Asian elephants. The zoo also boasts an extensive plant collection throughout its animal exhibits and specialized gardens. During the summer it is host to a concert series, and in the winter produces Zoo Lights, a holiday light show. The Oregon Zoo is Oregon’s largest paid attraction.
The zoo is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the grounds are open until 7 p.m.
Hours change seasonally
Sept. 6, 2016 to May 26, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May 27, 2017 to Sept. 4, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sept. 5, 2017 to May 25, 2018 – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Adult (12–64): $14.95
Senior/ military (65 and up): $12.95
Youth (3–11): $9.95
2 and under: Free
Visit there website here for full details www.oregonzoo.org