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 5/19

behind the scenes - girl with camera- dad fatherExtended Behind the Scenes Tour

Date: Tuesday, May 19
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.

THURSDAY 5/21

Children's Discovery TimeChildren’s Discovery Time

Date: Thursday, May 21
Time: 11 a.m.
Ages: 3-5.
Fee: $14 per child. Parents pay admission only. Preregistration required.
“Turtle Time” – Creatures come alive in this story-telling and critter-creating program.

 

SATURDAY 5/23

behind the scenesBehind the Scenes Tour

Date: Saturday, May 23
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, May 23
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.

SUNDAY 5/24

Behind the ScenesBehind the Scenes Tour

Date: Sunday, May 24
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.

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