The Portland Aquarium opens Dec. 15 at a former Black Angus restaurant in Milwaukie.
The privately-funded for-profit aquarium will operate from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. at 16323 S.E. McLoughlin Blvd.
The aquarium features 30 exhibits displaying more than 2,500 species representing an array of habitat. The aquarium’s collection includes sharks, stingrays, sea jellies, river otter, an octopus, diving birds and more.
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The aquarium debuts with a staff of 39 full-time employees and projects it will draw 50,000 monthly visitors as well as 200,000 annual visits by students.
An annual family membership costs $59.95. Daily admission is $4.95 for children 2 to 5, $8.95 for juveniles and $10.95 for 12 and over, with discounts available for seniors and military personnel.
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