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 1/20

NCAFF_Outreach_StorytimeToddler Tuesdays

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 20
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 1/24

behind the scenes - girl with camera- dad father

Behind the Scenes Tour

Date: Saturday, Jan. 24
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, Jan. 24
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 staff with food preparation and help feed the animals. Paticipants also observe staff during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 people. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and prepare to smell fishy.

SUNDAY 1/25

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes Tour

Date: Sunday, Jan. 25
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.

TUESDAY 1/27

NCAFF_Outreach_StorytimeToddler Tuesdays
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 27
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.

FRIDAY 1/30

Extended Behind the Scenes TourExtended Behind the Scenes Tour

Date: Friday, Jan. 30
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. Staff feed the animals during the tour, offering a unique opportunity for close-up viewing. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. .

SATURDAY 1/31

Aquarist ApprenticeAquarist Apprentice

Date: Saturday, Jan. 31
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 staff with food preparation and help feed the animals. Paticipants also observe staff during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 people. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and prepare to smell fishy.

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