Craft Programs

Get inspired by the beauty of the natural environment around us, schedule a craft program with your group to bring out each person’s inner creativity.

Gyotaku

Learn gyotaku, the ancient art form of Japanese fish printing. Discover the history behind this craft and make a gyotaku T-shirt to take home. All supplies, smocks, and shirts are provided.

Ages: all ages, ages under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Fee: $12.00 per person (does not include general admission fees)
NC Aquarium Society Member Price: $10.80
Program Length: 1 hour

Stamp Painting

Create your very own incredible, wearable T-shirt with easy to use stamps in fun Marine-life shapes. All supplies, smocks, and shirts provided.

Ages: all ages, ages under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Fee: $12.00 per person (does not include general admission fees)
NC Aquarium Society Member Price: $10.80
Program Length: 1 hour

Sand Painting

Participants will learn the history behind this craft and create their own masterpiece using sand. All materials are provided.

Ages: all ages, ages under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Fee: $6.00 per person (does not include general admission fees)
NC Aquarium Society Member Price: $5.40
Program Length: 1 hour

Shell Creations

Use nature’s own creations to fashion a keepsake picture frame, wreath, or mirror.

Ages: all ages, ages under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Fee: $15.00 per person (does not include general admission fees)
NC Aquarium Society Member Price: $13.50
Program Length: 1 hour

Nature Silhouettes

Participants learn to take a closer look at the nature we have around us. Then, using nature’s own designs, create their own aquarium t-shirt. T-shirts are provided with the program price.

Ages: all ages, ages under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Fee: $12.00 per person (does not include general admission fees)
NC Aquarium Society Member Price: $10.80
Program Length: 1 hour

Nature Paper

Education staff guides you through the process of recycling used paper to create new Nature Paper. With a bit of creativity and some help from nature, participants make their own beautiful pages. Your paper will be acid-free and can be used for journaling, stationary, scrapbooking, or any other project.

Ages: all ages, ages under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Fee: $5.00 per person (does not include general admission fees)
NC Aquarium Society Member Price: $4.50
Program Length: 1 hour

Visit our interactive calendar to find specific dates and times that special activities are offered for your family.

Advance Registration and Fees

Pre-registration is required with a credit card number by calling 910-458-7468 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Programs require a minimum number of participants and are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or low enrollment.

Please be on time for reserved programs, cancellation is required 24 hours before the program. Participants are charged full program fees, regardless of attendance, if they do not call and cancel 24 hours in advance. For more information, please call the Aquarium during office hours (Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm) at 910-458-7468.

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