North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

The North Carolina Aquarium is nothing but a system comprised of 3 public aquariums being situated at Roanoke Island, Pine Knoll Shores and Kure beach. The purpose of having North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Kure Beach is mainly to educate the visitors regarding the waters of Cape Fear region.

A brief glimpse about the place,
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is a wild adventurous place for the families to explore together. The visitors to the place can expect more than what they actually imagine. There is host variety of aquatic environments as well as the wildlife. So, take a journey down through the Cape Fear River till coastal waters. Eye-to-eye viewing of sea horses, alligators, sea turtles and much more.

While you are at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, start an aquarium adventure by walking along the winding garden experiencing bays, swamps and waterfall. Take a journey with wildlife with whales, Delilah and Calvin. Have a talk with the divers swimming amongst eels and sharks. Touch the sea stars, even sharks and horseshoe crabs. Explore besides the scenic tours, classes, camps, outdoor adventurous and much more. Take a peep look behind the aquarium scenes. Regularly the visitors will be offered with live animal presentations as well as feeding, films, touch and pools.

The aquarium was completely closed in November 1999 for a major expansion. It was reopened in March of 2002. After renovation the size of the aquarium was increased to 455,000 US gallons from 77,000 UG gallons. This expansion included the creation of Cape Fear Shoals tank.

Major attractions of North Carolina Aquarium
The glamorous aquatic display has all sorts of animals which are native to the Indo-Pacific as well as other ocean regions. Some of the displays include spiny lobsters, a North Carolina native and the red lionfish. Spiny lobsters and a North Carolina native are widely known for their venomous spines and inconspicuous. On the other hand, Lion fish are the native to the Indian as well as Pacific Ocean. In the year June 2012, the North Carolina Aquarium started a Bamboo shark touch pool exhibit which allowed the visitors to feel the touch of live bamboo sharks. These Bamboo sharks are really harmless to human beings. The aquarium plan to educate the visitors regarding the sharks through the interaction.

Daily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. year-round
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Now open New Year’s Day!
Adults: ages 13-61, $10.95
Seniors: ages 62+, $9.95
Military: $9.95
Children: ages 3-12, $8.95
Ages 2 and under and NC Aquarium Society Members: FREE
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