This was my first trip to the aquarium, and I was pleasantly surprised by the facilities and exhibits. I guess I was expecting lots of fishy smells and unsupervised children running around with starfish in their hands. The aquarium was, in contrast, much more contemporary and well-designed than I had imagined.
In the 2+ hour visit at the aquarium, we watched feedings of sea lions and otters, strolled through a sea bird aviary, watched a short film on luminescent sea creatures, and oohed and ahhed at the many different fish and sea life in the exhibits.
Here are a few photos I took from our visit.
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is just south of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
My favorite part of the aquarium was the jellyfish exhibit. I can see why artists like Yellena James are so inspired by sea life!