So much to see and do!
Aquarium visitors journey down the Cape Fear River – from freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline habitats, reefs and the open ocean - discovering unique habitats and wildlife from North Carolina and around the world.
Meet a rare albino alligator named Luna and a rescued bald eagle named Maverick. Get eye-to-eye with a loggerhead sea turtle. Talk to a SCUBA diver swimming with rays and eels. Dig for fossils. Play outside on Adventure Reef. Touch sea stars, horseshoe crabs and even sharks!
Fins and feathers flock together in this live-animal exhibit featuring lorikeets. Delight in these small tropical birds. Be wowed by their dazzling color combinations from brilliant blues and vibrant greens to royal reds and sunny yellows. The free-flying birds land on arms, hands and sometimes a head. Guests may also purchase nectar cups to feed the birds. Seasonal exhibit open through September (weather permitting). Special ticketing required $3 per person; $1 per nectar cup.