A piece of Oregon history sits atop a bluff at the mouth of the Yaquina River. It is the Historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871. It is believed to be the oldest structure in Newport. It is also the only existing Oregon lighthouse with the living quarters attached, and the only historic wooden Oregon lighthouse still standing. The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. www.yaquinalights.org
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a private, not-for-profit aquatic and marine science educational facility offering a fun and interesting way to learn about Oregons coastal ecosystem. The Aquarium is dedicated to teaching marine wildlife and ocean preservation through responsible management and exhibition of marine life.
Open every day except December 25
Winter Hours: After Labor Day to Memorial Day Weekend 10 a.m.5 p.m. daily
Summer Hours: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend 9 a.m.6 p.m. daily.
HMSC is a research and teaching facility located in Newport, Oregon on the Yaquina Bay estuary, about one mile from the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. HMSC plays an integral role in programs of marine and estuarine research and instruction, as a laboratory facility serving resident scientists, as a base for far-ranging oceanographic studies, and as a classroom for students. 2030 Marine Science Drive Newport, OR 97365 541) 867-0212 or fax (541) 867-0138 hmsc.oregonstate.edu