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Aquarium to Offer Free Admission for Military on Veterans Day

An American Alligator is among the animals featured in the Aquarium’s new Swampland exhibit.  Photo by Cindy Hanson
Active and retired military personnel will be admitted to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for free on Veterans Day. An American Alligator is among the animals featured in the Aquarium’s new Swampland exhibit. Photo by Cindy Hanson

(Newport, Oregon) - The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Veterans Day by offering free admission for military veterans and active military personnel.

“We’re grateful to those who have served in the military, and we would like to show our appreciation by offering free admission on Veterans Day,” said Carrie Lewis, Aquarium President and CEO. “We feel it’s important to pay tribute to those who have made sacrifices on our behalf.”

To receive free admission on Veterans Day, visitors must show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification. Free admission applies only to former and current military personnel and does not include family and friends.

Visitors on Veterans Day will get a glimpse of Swampland, a new exhibit that showcases three different types of wetlands and the animals that live in them, including an American alligator, giant anacondas and a chance to “swim with the piranhas.”

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and has been named one of the Top 10 Aquariums in the United States by USA Today, Parents magazine and Coastal Living.

Winter hours at the Aquarium are 10 am to 5 pm. Admission prices are adults (18-64) $15.45; seniors (65+) $13.45; young adults (13-17) $12.75; children (3-12) $9.95 and toddler/infants (2 and under) free. For directions and more information, visit www.aquarium.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 Oregon’s unique coastal ecosystem. The Aquarium is dedicated to teaching marine wildlife and ocean conservation through responsible management and exhibition of marine life. For more information, visit the Aquarium’s Web site at www.aquarium.org or call (541) 867-FISH.

Source: The Oregon Coast Aquarium

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