EXPLORE. DISCOVER. ENJOY.
Make connections with the natural world at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Feel the smooth skin of a gliding stingray. Climb along Adventure Reef. Talk with a diver swimming the depths with eels and sharks. Look an albino alligator in the eye. Wonder at baby sea turtles. Marvel at free-flying butterflies and roar with the dinosaurs (Spring 2016).
Discover aquatic wildlife at free daily dive shows and animal encounters. Explore more with behind-the-scenes tours, outdoor adventures and kid friendly camps.
See why visitors vote the Aquarium a top regional and national attraction each year.
Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Plan your visit todayTicketsExhibitsToday at the AquariumWhat's New
5K Race for the Planet
The greenest race around! Run through scenic Fort Fisher on Sunday, April 17.
Autism Friendly Day
A day of discovery designed for children and adults living with autism on Sunday, Feb. 21.
NEW Seasonal Exhibits
Dinosaurs roar into town this spring
Butterflies land in late April