Fort Fisher Birthdays and Sleepovers

Birthday Celebrations

Make your child’s next birthday unforgettable with a celebration at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Birthday parties, recommended for ages 4 to 10, include a t-shirt craft, live animal program, private party room and a self-guided tour of the Aquarium for you and your guests.
Choose from the following for your live animal presentation:
Amphibians:
Frogs, toads and salamanders
Reptiles: Turtles, alligators and snakes
Invertebrates: Sea stars, sea urchins and crabs

$275 for a two-hour party with up to 12 children and 12 adults
$10 for each additional child 
$9.30 for each additional adult

If you can't make it to the Aquarium, consider bringing the party to you with our Outreach program.


sleeping with the fishes

Drift to sleep beneath the two-story Cape Fear Shoals exhibit where sharks, rays and a sea turtle swim. Guests learn about the Aquarium’s unique animals, create a t-shirt craft and watch a movie before bedtime. Enjoy a private, guided tour of the Aquarium before it opens to the public. Snacks and breakfast are provided. Sleeping with the Fishes is from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m.

$45 per person
Recommended for 10-30 guests
One adult per 10 children required


If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or sleepover at the Aquarium, please contact Special Activities Coordinator Renee Weeks at (910) 772-0530 or renee.weeks@ncaquariums.com.

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