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Coos Bay Boy Sells Lemonade for Cancer Research

  An 8-year old boy in Oregon hosted a lemonade stand at Portland Aquarium last week to raise money for the American Cancer society.  Check out the link to catch the news coverage and learn about Nathan’s story to raise money in honor of his friend, Natalie.  Wow!  What an inspirational young man! Way to […]

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Portland Aquarium Donates to Cancer Research on May 16

The unlikely but profound friendship of an eight year old boy Nathan Mullanix and Natalie Hill began he was six and she was 15.  Suffering from the effects of a battle with bone cancer, Nathan vowed to help Natalie any way he could.  Among other things, he raised thousands of dollars in Natalie’s name for […]

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Red-Eyed Tree Froglets Born to Happy Parents

Portland Aquarium Surpluses Animals Across the Country In a rare clutch (biology jargon for “laying eggs”) Portland Aquarium herpetology staff has successfully hatched 54 red-eyed tree froglets.  “When the conditions and habitat mimic nature, the animals are happy.  When they are happy, they reproduce.”  What does an aquarium do with 54 happy and healthy red-eyed […]

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Closed for Remodeling, Will Reopen With 7-7-7-7 Special

We’re Getting A Facelift! Borrowing from the Hebrew symbol meaning “complete”, Portland Aquarium is poised to celebrate its next phase of remodels with a promotion for guests.  For the first time since opening, Portland Aquarium will be closed for remodeling from March 10th-14th.  On March 15, we will reopen and roll out several lucky specials to […]

Giant Pacific Octopus

Our newest resident, a Giant Pacific Octopus, is named “Triton” and actually he is just a little guy right now… Triton is shy and precious and is about 3 feet across when he stretches, but he is growing very fast. Triton is estimated to be about a year old. He has already doubled in size […]

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Walking Sharks

What are Walking Sharks? Portland Aquarium’s latest educational display features new sharks that are known as juvenile epaulette sharks, also known as “Walking Sharks.” “They are some of the most interesting sharks I’ve ever seen,” said the director of animal husbandry and operations. “Rather than swim, full grown epaulette sharks can walk by wriggling their […]

Halloween Event at the Aquarium – October 26

Boo! October 26, 2013   We are having a PARTY!  Join us for all sorts of fun. The aquarium will be decorated with scary Halloween in mind. * Free admission for all costume-wearers. * $5 admission for everyone not wearing a costume. * Face painting will be offered by Kyna. * The Oregon Mermaids will […]

Greetings Portland Aquarium Fans!

If you have not been in this summer, come see our new species and shows mentioned below. Not a member yet?  Some benefits that our annual pass holders enjoy include: Unlimited Visits: All Annual Passes are good for one whole year of unlimited visits to the Portland Aquarium, starting on the date of your first […]

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