PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Renovations are underway at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. 

The construction project will bring major changes to the aquarium’s Rocky Shores, Sandy Shores and Coastal Waters galleries. The aquarium also plans to build a new gallery space dedicated entirely to sea jellies. 

The café will also get an upgrade. 

The areas under construction will be temporarily closed starting later in the fall of 2022. 

The admission prices will remain the same during construction. Guests will still have access to a variety of other exhibits and features, the aquarium said. 

“As a non-profit organization, ticket sales and memberships support the care of Aquarium animals along with conservation and rehabilitation efforts,” the Oregon Coast Aquarium wrote in a press release. 

The project is part of the second phase of the aquarium’s Capital Campaign for improvement. Construction is expected to be completed in spring 2023. 

Editor’s Note: A previously published version of this article said the areas under construction would be temporarily closed starting Sept. 6, 2022. The Oregon Coast Aquarium has since changed its construction schedule to begin later in the fall of 2022.