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Aquarium Employees Shine as Sea Stars

Employees at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher recently honored two of their own for their contributions to making the Aquarium a premier attraction.

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Aquarium Provides Care for Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles

Staff at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher are caring for five endangered sea turtles. The Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles were injured in a cold-stunning event in late November.

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Aquarium Releases Loggerhead Sea Turtles

​​​​​​​Two loggerhead sea turtles were recently released to the Atlantic Ocean after receiving care for more than a year at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

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Trick or Treat Under the Sea

“Trick or Treat Under the Sea” at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is three wild nights of ghoulish good times, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 27-29.

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Teacher Open House

North Carolina teachers are invited to visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for the free Teacher Open House on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.

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A TIMELESS GIFT TO THE AQUARIUM

Generous gift to the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher by Retired Chief District Court Judge Gilbert Burnett creates timeless legacy and enriches visitor experience.

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LAST CHANCE TO SEE BUTTERFLIES

Only a few short weeks remain to visit the “Butterfly Bungalow” at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Tickets to see hundreds of free-flying butterflies will be available only until October 16, 2016.

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5 WAYS TO CELEBRATE THE AQUARIUM’S 40TH

Celebrate the Aquarium's 40th Anniversary in multiple ways including a day of games, demonstrations and science discovery activities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

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DEAF AWARENESS DAY Sept. 24

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will offer programs tailored especially for individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

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Search for Pokemon at Aquarium

The Aquarium will host its first Pokémon Go Event on Wednesday, August 10 from 6-8 p.m.

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BAT MONITORING AT AQUARIUM

N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher serves as monitoring site for North American Bat Monitoring Program for second year.

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"BOOths" Available for Aquarium Halloween

Vendor opportunities now available for N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher Halloween event, Trick or Treat Under the Sea

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N.C. AQUARIUMS AND OCEARCH PARTNER FOR SHARK RESEARCH: SPECIAL PRESENTATION JUNE 15

The North Carolina Aquariums and an internationally recognized shark research group are partnering in a new effort to better understand sand tiger shark populations in North Carolina.

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Father's Day at Aquarium

A special day for Dad with free Aquarium admission and more.

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Family Paint Nights-June 8 and 22

Grab the family and paint an aquatic-themed masterpiece at the Aquarium.

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World Oceans Day at Aquarium

Celebrate World Oceans Day at Aquarium June 11

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A LEAP FROM STUDENTS TO CITIZEN SCIENTISTS

Local students apply classroom lessons in the field becoming citizen scientists and help amphibians.

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Community Arts Day May 21

The Aquarium and DREAMS of Wilmington team up to present DREAMS Community Arts Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21.Local teaching artists from DREAMS lead demonstrations and hands-on activities in recycled art, painting and more.

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Aquarium treats Moms on Mother's Day

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher helps share the love this Mother’s Day. Aquarium admission is free for all mothers on Sunday, May 8. Mothers are also welcome to experience the splendor of the Butterfly Bungalow at no cost.

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Science Exploration Made Fun at Aquarium

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts Family Science Day on Sunday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Science Day offers science exploration and discovery for adults and children of all ages. As many as two dozen regional organizations will help guests discover the wonders of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math).

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SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION OPEN

Aquarium Summer Camp registration is open for campers, ages 5 to 14. Trained marine educators lead the activities and introduce campers to live animals in a safe and fun atmosphere.

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CONTEST WINNER MEETS HER DINOSAUR

A school assignment, some crayons and creativity landed a nine-year-old girl directly in the path of a sharp-toothed, long-nosed, prehistoric dinosaur at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher on Thursday. Standing before the moving, growling beast, Anya Boujie, of Holly Ridge, smiled with more than a little familiarity. She was eye-to-eye with the life-sized creature she helped design for the new “DINOSAURS!” exhibit at the Aquarium.

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Dinos and Donuts March 25 and 26

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher serves up a perfect morning for those with a ferocious appetite for prehistoric knowledge with “Dinos and Donuts” on March 25 and 26 at 8 a.m. The one-hour program delivers a rare treat appropriate for dinosaur lovers of all ages.

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AQUARIUM’S VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher recently recognized the dedication of its 591 volunteers and named the 2015 Volunteer of the Year.

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Aquarium Offers FrogWatch Training

Take a leap and become a FrogWatch Volunteer. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher offers several training dates for this fun and important citizen science opportunity.

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Dinosaurs Invade the Aquarium

While the wildly popular beach attraction is best known for its aquatic wildlife–including alligators, sharks and sea turtles–guests can soon step back millions of years and experience “DINOSAURS!” Massive animatronic beasts will roar, spit and wow visitors young and old beginning Saturday, March 19, 2016.

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Game-Day Special Super Bowl Sunday

Visitors sporting their Carolina Panthers pride in the form of hats, jerseys, and game-day gear score $1 off general Aquarium admission on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

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AQUARIUM HOSTS AUTISM FRIENDLY DAY

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts a day of discovery designed for children and adults living with autism on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Autism Friendly Day programs and activities are free with Aquarium admission.

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AQUARIUM OFFERS SEA TURTLE CARE

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is caring for eleven sick and endangered sea turtles. The green sea turtles were injured in a mass cold-stunning event along the N.C. coast in early January.

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N.C. Aquariums take in nearly 450 rescued sea turtles in record event

The North Carolina Aquariums have taken in more than 450 sea turtles due to a recent cold-stunning event along our coast.

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Free Admission Jan.18

N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher celebrates MLK, Jr. Day with free admission.

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Lifetime Dedication Rewarded with Longleaf Pine

N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher's Associate Director Paul Barrington received state's highest award for 30 years of professional dedication.

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COLOR A DINOSAUR FOR REAL

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is coloring outside prehistoric lines and giving one person a chance to put their twist on a toothy new exhibit.

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