6 p.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 to 9 a.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014
What’s not to love about a night with sharks and hearts? The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher transforms into a kids-only zone on Valentine’s Day. The Aquarium hosts the first “Hugs and Fishes Valentine’s Lock-In,” for children ages 5 to 12, from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 until 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.
Guests will play games, make crafts and enjoy animal programs. When it’s time to settle down for the evening, the little ones will drift off in front of the Cape Fear Shoals with sharks, rays, schooling fish and sea turtle lulling them to sleep. Trained Aquarium staff will supervise all activities.
Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided. Children must be comfortable being away from parents all night. Preregistration for sleepover is required. The cost is $45 per child. Space is limited.