Self Guided Tour

Self-guided tours are a great way to explore the aquarium at your own pace. Be sure to incorporate our daily programs that are included in your tour of the aquarium.

The following recommendations have been developed for a more enjoyable experience:

  • Grades Pre-K – K to visit in the fall and winter months
  • Grades 7th – 12th to visit Monday and Tuesday
  • Grades 1st – 6th to visit Wednesday – Friday

April and May are very busy months with between 800-1000 students visiting a day. Please consider visiting in the fall and winter months so your students can enjoy a more personalized experience.

Self-guided tours take approximately one hour to one and a half hours. Want to add something more to your trip? Click for information on Special Activities.

Schools must pre-register at least two weeks in advance or admittance may be denied due to building capacity. Fill out this form and send it in to register your group.

Once registered you will receive a confirmation packet including the date and time secured. This packet will contain information necessary for easy check-in.

For more information or to register please call 910-458-7468 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or e-mail