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.

TUESDAY 12/23

NCAFF_Outreach_StorytimeToddler Tuesdays

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 23
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fee: Free with Aquarium admission.
Pint-sized visitors enjoy coloring and crafts, as well as free play with toys and books. Little ones and their caregivers can gather to hear a fish tale during periodic story times. A toddler-friendly dive show features sharks and a sea turtle at 10:30 a.m.

SATURDAY 12/27

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

Date: Saturday, Dec. 27
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. 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.

Aquarist ApprenticeAquarist Apprentice

Date: Saturday, Dec. 27
Time: 2 p.m.
Ages: 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $28 for ages 13 and older, $26 for ages 10-12. Preregistration required.
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.

NCAFF-ColdStunned-SeaTurtles1Sea Turtle Rehab Tours

Date: Saturday, Dec. 27
Time: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Ages: 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $5 per participant. Aquarium admission not included. Preregistration required.
In November, the Aquarium opened its doors to nearly two dozen endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles injured in a mass cold-stunning event along the New England coast. The sea turtles receive daily medical care, including antibiotics, special diets and close monitoring. Once the animals are healthy, they will be released into the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Join us for a special tour to learn more about these sea turtles and how our dedicated husbandry staff care for these animals. A portion of the tour fees will benefit Aquarium conservation efforts.

SUNDAY 12/28

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes Tour

Date: Sunday, Dec. 28
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. 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.

NCAFF-ColdStunned-SeaTurtles2Sea Turtle Rehab Tours

Date: Sunday, Dec. 28
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Ages: 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $5 per participant. Aquarium admission not included. Preregistration required.
In November, the Aquarium opened its doors to nearly two dozen endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles injured in a mass cold-stunning event along the New England coast. The sea turtles receive daily medical care, including antibiotics, special diets and close monitoring. Once the animals are healthy, they will be released into the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Join us for a special tour to learn more about these sea turtles and how our dedicated husbandry staff care for these animals. A portion of the tour fees will benefit Aquarium conservation efforts.

MONDAY 12/29

Behind the Scenes TourExtended Behind the Scenes Tour

Date: Monday, Dec. 29
Time: 2 p.m.
Ages: 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $23 for ages 13 and older, $21 for ages 8-12. 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.

behind the scenesBehind the Scenes Tour

Date: Monday, Dec. 29
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. 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.

WEDNESDAY 12/31

Behind the Scenes 2013Extended Behind the Scenes Tour

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 31
Time: 2 p.m.
Ages: 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $23 for ages 13 and older, $21 for ages 8-12. 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.

Behind the ScenesBehind the Scenes Tour

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 31
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. 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.

SATURDAY 1/3

behind-the-scenes-tour-54Behind the Scenes Tour

Date: Saturday, Jan. 3
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. 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.

NCAFF-ColdStunned-SeaTurtles1Sea Turtle Rehab Tours

Date: Saturday, Jan. 3
Time: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Ages: 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $5 per participant. Aquarium admission not included. Preregistration required.
In November, the Aquarium opened its doors to nearly two dozen endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles injured in a mass cold-stunning event along the New England coast. The sea turtles receive daily medical care, including antibiotics, special diets and close monitoring. Once the animals are healthy, they will be released into the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Join us for a special tour to learn more about these sea turtles and how our dedicated husbandry staff care for these animals. A portion of the tour fees will benefit Aquarium conservation efforts.

SUNDAY 1/4

Extended Behind the Scenes TourBehind the Scenes Tour

Date: Sunday, Jan. 4
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. 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.

NCAFF-ColdStunned-SeaTurtles2Sea Turtle Rehab Tours

Date: Sunday, Jan. 4
Time: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Ages: 8 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.
Fee: $5 per participant. Aquarium admission not included. Preregistration required.
In November, the Aquarium opened its doors to nearly two dozen endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles injured in a mass cold-stunning event along the New England coast. The sea turtles receive daily medical care, including antibiotics, special diets and close monitoring. Once the animals are healthy, they will be released into the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. Join us for a special tour to learn more about these sea turtles and how our dedicated husbandry staff care for these animals. A portion of the tour fees will benefit Aquarium conservation efforts.

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