Overview: The Oregon Coast Aquarium's focus on the region's biodiversity makes it worth a visit, whether you reside in the area or are planning a trip to Oregon. The aquarium is designed to take visitors on a tour of the Pacific coastline, beginning at the shore and eventually exploring the vast ocean abyss.
Go For: A peek at the Giant Pacific Octopus — the enormous, alienlike creature (the largest-ever-caught weighed in at 600 pounds!) will be a highlight for little visitors. This Memorial Day, the aquarium will open its doors to Secrets of Shipwrecks: Part History. Part Mystery, an exciting new interactive discovery exhibit.
Source: Oregon Coast Aquarium