The Oregon Coast Aquarium, located in Newport, Ore., is often mistaken as the Newport Aquarium, located in Newport, Ken.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium encourages audiences to be aware of this common misunderstanding while reading news articles and purchasing tickets.

In light of recent news coverage concerning Newport Aquarium’s decision regarding face covering accommodations, the Oregon Coast Aquarium wants to clarify that anyone in need of special accommodations can contact them to make arrangements.

“We pride ourselves on the efforts we make to connect our guests to the Oregon coast,” said Carrie Lewis, president and CEO of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, “and that includes being aware of, and proactive about their needs.”

To make special accommodation arrangements, people can reach out to the Oregon Coast Aquarium via phone at 541-867-3474, email at or through social media. The Oregon Coast Aquarium believes everyone deserves the chance to experience the wonders of the Oregon coast and will continue to make the effort to ensure guests have equal access to safe and memorable experiences.

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