"Now it’s your turn to be the explorer, the adventurer, the scientist..."
Exploring Nature on Two Wheels: There’s no better place to get involved in the popular sport of cycling than on the Oregon Coast. Learn about cycling and your outdoor opportunities in the feature.
Wander the Oregon Trail: The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center provides educational resources for all ages about this important part of American history with details on how emigrants survived nature and an often inhospitable landscape.
The scholarship is tailored toward local students pursuing a college degree, particularly those involved with the Aquarium’s volunteer programs.
Science author Ruth A. Musgrave discusses her career in writing and how young people can use nature to inspire creativity.
Oregon’s window to the underwater world will go green on Saturday, April 23 when the Oregon Coast Aquarium celebrates Earth Day.
From the comfort of your home, explore the amazing natural history of the Oregon Coast and the world ocean. Discover new ways to experience or protect our natural world every day, or connect with us through our social networks.
Take your smart device along on your next outdoor adventure and use it to share your thoughts, photos or videos with other visitors through The Stream. Or use a GPS app and our Wayfind It features to explore the Oregon Coast.
Ask your teachers to create student communities and then use our scienctific inquiry modules to explore aquatic habitats and natural history topics. This feature may help Oregon high school students earn credit toward graduation!
View A Volcano!
Looking for an adventure through geology this summer? How about taking a driving tour of the Pacific Northwest’s volcanoes?
Explore An Historic Building
Western Oregon has some amazing architecture. This summer, why not tour some great buildings — like the Vista House shown here.
Enjoy The Beaches!
Oregon laws guarantee the “free and uninterrupted use” of beaches by the public. Beach combing and tide pooling on the Oregon Coast are fun, easy and educational.
Read More About It
Whether you’re looking for a nature guide or a great novel, there are literally thousands of books written about the Pacific Northwest!
Forage From The Land
There are over 3,000 species of fruiting fungi in the Pacific Northwest. Mushroom hunting is a popular summer pastime in Oregon.
Spot A Rare Animal!
The Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) lives underground most of the year, emerging only during the summer months.
Take A Hike!
Did you know that getting out and walking in nature promotes everything from better health to enhanced creativity?
Camas: The Amazing Plant
Outside of salmon, the root of the camas plant (Camassia quamash) was the most widely traded food item among the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest.
Let's Go Kayaking!
Kayaking is a fun way to explore nature and the Oregon Coast!