Indoor Programs

Aquarist Apprentice

Dates: Saturday, June 18
Time: 2:00 PM
Ages: 10 and up; Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Fee: $25.00 for ages 13 and up, $23.00 for ages 10-12; Aquarium admission included
Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy.

Behind the Scenes Tour

Dates/Times: Sunday June 19 at 1:00 PM
Ages: Children under 8 are not permitted; Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Fee: $15.00 for ages 13 and up, $13.00 for ages 8-12; Aquarium admission included
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes.

Extended Behind the Scenes

Dates:Wednesday June 15 (Full) , Friday June 17, Monday June 20, Wednesday June 22, and Friday June 24.
Time: 2:00 PM
Ages: Children under 8 are not permitted; Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
Fee: $20.00 for ages 13 and up, $18.00 for ages 8-12; Aquarium admission included.
It’s feeding time, and you’re invited to watch. Visit the top of our largest exhibit, the Cape Fear Shoals, during an expanded tour behind the scenes. Get a birds-eye view of this 235,000 gallon tank as sharks, stingrays, moray eels, and other fish swim below! Aquarists feed the animals during the tour, offering a unique opportunity for close-up viewing. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes.

Registration

To register your group and schedule a special activity please call 910-458-7468 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm or e-mail ncaff.registrar@ncaquariums.com.

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