About Us

Portland Aquarium will close their operation on February 16, 2016

As an alternate, please visit:

Seaside Aquarium

Oregon Coast Aquarium


Within our 12,500+ square foot facility, you can see a wide variety of birds, reptiles, and both cold water and tropical fish. Among the exhibits are

  • Sharks
  • Stingrays
  • Giant Pacific Octopus
  • Lorikeets
  • Tropical Fish
  • Rain Forest Area
  • And many more!

The Portland Aquarium welcomes everyone to enjoy the unique interactive experiences found within, and is especially excited to introduce children and families to the world beneath the ocean’s surface. Guests are encouraged to hand feed sharks, rays, birds, and fish, or to get up close and personal with many of the reptiles and other animals on exhibit. Above all, the Portland Aquarium promotes education through an interactive experience in a comfortable environment. Kids and adults alike are sure to be amazed at the soft skin of sharks and rays. The Portland Aquarium provides children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast. Guests can watch jellyfish gently float and glow and admire the bright and colorful corals, all within easy reach of home. The Aquarium offers multiple educational programs and events for kids, as well as behind the scenes tours for those curious about just what it takes to keep an aquarium in good working order. Popular programs developed by the owners such as birthday parties and ‘Marine Biologist for a Day’ programs, are features here at the Portland Aquarium.