Octopus Encounters

 octopus-close-upGiant Pacific Octopus

Explore the depths of the ocean while keeping your feet dry!

Schedule Your Octopus Encounter

Enjoy our Octopus Close Encounters for only $29.95 per person general public, $19.95 member price.

Note:  If you have a Groupon Voucher, call us to make your reservation over the phone.

Stare into the eyes of one of the most intelligent animals not just in the oceans, but on the planet. The Giant Pacific Octopus is the largest species of octopus in the entire world, reaching lengths of over 9 feet! Yet, it is well known for its gentle nature. You’ll connect with this animal, while you touch it, play with it, and provide it puzzles and toys to interact with.

Encounters last approximately 20 minutes, and pictures are encouraged.  This unique experience is available daily on the hour.  Be the next person in line to connect with one of the most unique animals on the planet!

 Note: We make every effort to ensure that your experience is a good one. However, due to the nature of animals, it cannot be guaranteed that the octopus will cooperate at the specified time. Your understanding is appreciated.


Customers have raved at our Portland Aquarium about this experience:

“Wow, I didn’t know octopus were this friendly.”

“Its suction cups are so much stronger than I anticipated.”

“I always thought these things were dangerous.”


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