About Us

Experience Thousands of Species and Interactive Exhibits

…for Kids and Families

Among the exhibits featured throughout this attraction are a wide variety of amphibians, an interactive Lorikeet Aviary, and a variety of cold-water and tropical fish. In addition, Portland Aquarium features sharks, a stingray touch tank, and a rainforest with hundreds of reptiles!

About-Us

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 from their other locations, such as birthday parties and ‘Marine Biologist for a Day’ programs, are features here at the Portland Aquarium.

“We hope to inspire a young generation of ocean explorers and conservationists through education and a shared experience with a live animal, to create an appreciation for the oceans,” says owner Vince Covino. With over 3,000 living animals representing habitats from the Oregon shores to remote Indonesian Islands, the experience will instill respect and awe for our rich aquatic resources. The Covino family places a premium on the family experience, with a special interest in foster children. Having hosted 31 of their own, and adopting 3, they understand the struggles foster families face, and therefore offer free admission to foster children.

Read our What You Can Expect Page provide further information about, well, What You Can Expect!

Annual membership passes for families and individuals are on sale as well as day passes. Consider having your birthday party or private event at our facility as well.

For more information call 503-303-4721 or email us at info@portlandaquarium.net.

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