North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
OPEN 9 to 5 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Buy tickets online!
Welcome to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, located in Kure Beach, NC at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Visitors journey along “The Waters of the Cape Fear” – from freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline habitats, reefs and the open ocean. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day).
Free Daily Programs
Daily schedule for dive shows, creature features and feedings here.
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located on US 421 approximately 15 miles south of Wilmington, just beyond Kure Beach. From Southport, take the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry.
For ferry schedule, call 910-457-6942 or toll free at 1-800-BYFERRY.
GPS: 33°57’46”N, 77°55’32”W
900 Loggerhead Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Adults: Ages 13-61: $8
Seniors: Ages 62+: $7
Children: Ages 3-12: $6
Ages 2 and younger and North Carolina Aquarium Society Members: FREE
Purchase tickets for your aquarium visit online here.
Exhibit Gallery Highlights
Touch a live shark in the Bamboo Shark exhibit.
Match wits with Holly, a life-like bottlenose dolphin in the NEW Dolphin Discovery.
Discover NC’s fiercest predator at the Megalodon exhibit.
Talk to a SCUBA diver in the Cape Fear Shoals.
Climb on the springy cables of Adventure Reef play area.
Meet an albino alligator named Luna in the Cape Fear Conservatory.
Take a 3-D journey with Calvin and Delilah in the NEW Right Whale Quest.
See a loggerhead sea turtle swim in the Let’s Talk Turtle exhibit.
Fill their summer with outdoor adventures, creativity, games and new friends. More information, dates and times here.
|SHARK TOOTH CREEK-Opening Soon!Ancient sharks teeth, coral and more! Sluice for fossil treasure in this new attraction.|
Read more about our sea turtle release and new tracking program. Watch the video too.