Accessibility Guide

Handicapped Parking:

  • Clearly marked handicapped parking is available near the Aquarium’s front entrance.


  • A public elevator is accessible on the upper and lower levels of the Marine Building near the Cape Fear Shoals exhibit.

Wheelchair Accessibility

  • Public entrances, exits, exhibits, water fountains and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
  • Free wheelchairs are available upon request for on site use.
  • Interpretive bike path and garden decks are wheelchair accessible.

Visually Impaired

  • Guided tours are available free of charge. Pre-registration is required. Please call 910-458-7468 to register your group.

Hearing Impaired

  • Assisted Listening devices providing amplified narration are available free of charge. With pre-registration visitors may receive guided aquarium tours and narration for feedings and other programs. Please call 910-458-7468 to arrange your visit.
  • Closed-captioned films are available.
  • Large print scripts are available for many of our free daily programs.
  • Deaf Awareness Day, with accessible programming for Deaf and Hard of Hearing audiences, is a special event held each fall at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Watch our website for details.