Outdoor Exploration

Canoeing the Salt Marsh

Date and Time:
Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 9:00 am
Ages: 8 and up, ages 8-14 must be accompanied by at least one paying adult
Fee: $25.00 per person; Aquarium admission is not included
Paddle over by canoe to explore Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve an uninhabited island abundant in native plants and animals. Participants should be able to swim and be capable of sustained physical exertion.

Salt Marsh Exploration

Date: TBA
Time:
TBA
Ages:
7 and up, ages 7-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Fee:
$15.00 per adult, $13.00 per youth; Aquarium admission included.
North Carolina has over 3,000 acres of salt marsh. Hike the salt marsh and discover animals and plants unique to this rich environment.

Photo by Fred Pickler

Photo by Fred Pickler

Fort Fisher Hermit School of Common Sense

Dates: TBA
Time:
TBA
Ages:
15 and up
Fee:
$18.00 per adult, $16.00 per youth; Aquarium admission included
Want to take a step back into the history of Please Island? Come learn all about the Fort Fisher Hermit, Robert E. Harrill. Join the aquarium staff to watch an award winning documentary, entitled “The Fort Fisher Hermit: The Life & Death of Robert E. Harrill.” Then take a walk in the Hermit’s footsteps out through the marsh to the bunker where he lived. Learn how the Hermit lived in the marsh surviving largely on plants and animals. Test your own skills catching and releasing food from the marsh. Activities outdoors will include crabbing, seining, and hiking.

Rocky Outcrop Exploration

Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Ages: 7 and up; Ages 7-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult
Fee: $10.00 per person; Aquarium admission is not included
Explore the only natural rock outcrop on the North Carolina coast and discover the marvelous marine invertebrates that live in this dynamic habitat. This program must be scheduled at low tide. Dates and times may vary.

Notices and Guidelines

All outdoor programs are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather at the aquarium’s discretion. We recommend bringing a snack, water, and sunscreen on any outdoor activity. All participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Please review our outdoor guidelines so your group will be prepared for the adventure.

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.