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Educator Open House

The Portland Aquarium would like to invite you to attend our Educator Open House.  Please come by the aquarium with your fellow educators and take a brief tour and share some hands-on experience with our animals.  Learn how we are inspiring a new generation of ocean explorers and conservationists through our Educational Field Trips with […]

Improve Your Health, Visit an Aquarium

Research has been done comparing control groups to those exposed to aquaria.  Benefits have included reports of decreased stress, increase in relaxation, reduced anxiety, decreased aggressive behaviors and improved eating behaviors and nutrition.  The benefits were seen in the elderly, dental patients and Alzheimer patients, among others. Aquarium owners have long claimed a feeling of […]

Leopard Shark

  Fun facts about our Leopard Shark: They have become protected in California and Oregon coasts so that they are not over fished. These types of sharks are most commonly found in sandy or muddy bays and estuaries near the bottom. It is rare to find them in size over 6 feet long. Leopard sharks […]