Tidepool Touch Tanks

 Roll up your sleeves and touch marine animals in our tidepool tanks!

Gently pet fish, abalone and sea stars. Discover what happens when you stroke the sticky tentacles of a sea anemone.

Our tidepool touch tank reflects the marine environment found along the coast. Friendly volunteers are on hand to answer questions and help visitors of all ages.

Tidepools, Rocky Reefs, Marine Reserves: It's All Connected!

This video from Oregon State Parks provides a glimpse into the wonders found in Oregon's rocky reef tidepools and shows how they are all connected.

Tidepool etiquette tips are included to help everyone protect these special places.

Exploring Oregon's Coastal Tidepools


Consider visiting one of the many tidepools found along our coast. 

In this video, Oregon State University Distinguished Professor and former NOAA chief Jane Lubchenco takes her grandchildren through a hands-on exploration of Oregon's spectacular tide pools. The video is a production of Oregon Field Guide, a program of OPB.