January 09, 2018
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher invites the public to experience a day at the Aquarium for free on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Monday, January 15, 2018.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is one of two holidays each year the N.C. Aquariums offer visitors free entry. The other is Veterans. Day in November. All N.C. Aquariums also offer a discount throughout the year to active duty military and retired military (with identification).
The Aquarium will be accepting non-perishable food to benefit the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Appropriate items include canned fruits, vegetables, meats, beans soups; canned pasta with meat, mac and cheese, granola bars, fruit cups, individual juice or milk boxes, individual sandwich crackers, mixed nut packets, peanut butter, infant formula, No glass, expired items or junk food please.
Don’t forget most schools are closed for the holiday, too. Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to spend a fun-filled day at AquaCamp. Space is limited.
AQUACAMP – Top Predators
Monday, January 15 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Campers learn why sharks, dolphins and alligators rule their watery world and are specially adapted for hunting. Live animal presentations and more are all part of this exciting program. Come and join the fun! Snacks are provided. Children will need to bring a bag lunch. Ages 5-12.
Fee: $40 per participant. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.