This Week at the Aquarium

 

For easy indoor activity registration please click here. Easy registration for an outdoor activity happens here.

See something new every day at the Aquarium. Aquarium admission includes free daily programs including animal presentations, short films, dive shows and exciting animal feedings. To view the daily program schedule click here.

Explore more at the Aquarium through special activities and programs. Look below to see upcoming activities. If you’d like to see activities for the entire month click here. Please note special activities require preregistration and an additional fee.

WEDNESDAY 11/19

Behind the ScenesExtended Behind the Scenes Tour

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19
Time: 2 p.m.
Ages: 8 and older. Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Fee: $23 for ages 13 and older, $21 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. Preregistration required.
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.

THURSDAY 11/20

Children's Discovery TimeChildren’s Discovery Time – “Feasty Fins”

Date: Thursday, Nov. 20
Time: 11 a.m.
Ages: 3-5.
Fee: $14 per child. Aquarium admission included. Parents pay admission only. Preregistration required.
Creatures come alive in this story-telling and critter-creating program.

FRIDAY 11/21

behind the scenesExtended Behind the Scenes Tour

Date: Friday, Nov. 21
Time: 2 p.m.
Ages: 8 and older. Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Fee: $23 for ages 13 and older, $21 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. Preregistration required.
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.

SATURDAY 11/22

behind the scenes - girl with camera- dad fatherBehind the Scenes Tour

Date: Saturday, Nov. 22
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Ages: 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. Preregistration required.
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.

Surf FishingSurf Fishing

Date: Saturday, Nov. 22
Time: 9 a.m.
Ages: 10 and older.
Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. Preregistration required.
This three-hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait is provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net).

SUNDAY 11/23

Behind the Scenes TourBehind the Scenes Tour

Date: Sunday, Nov. 23
Time: 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Ages: 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 8-12. Aquarium admission included. Preregistration required.
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.

For easy registration for an indoor activity please click here. For easy registration for an outdoor activity please click here.