North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
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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 and Christmas 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, $10.95
Seniors: ages 62+, $9.95
Children: ages 3-12, $8.95
Ages 2 and younger and North Carolina Aquarium Society Members: FREE
Purchase tickets for your aquarium visit online here.
See what you can do:
Touch a live bamboo shark.
Talk to a SCUBA diver swimming with sharks.
Climb along Adventure Reef play area.
Meet an albino alligator named Luna.
Take a 3-D journey with Calvin and Delilah in the NEW Right Whale Quest.
Spot an endangered green sea turtle swimming in Cape Fear Shoals.
Time to make plans for their summer fun. Outdoor adventure and new friends. Ages 5 to 14.
Limited space. Sign up today.
Visit our albino alligator in her NEW home with new friends too! See photos on our Facebook page here.
Fun and educational 10-week schedule for teen volunteers.
Applications due April 23.